Project Change Service Initiative (PCSI)
Project Change facilitates school-based service clubs for middle and high school youth to enable them to tap into their passions by selecting, designing and implementing community service projects for causes that are meaningful to them.
At-Home Service Projects During the Covid-19 Quarantine
Below you will find at-home service projects. While we are unable to provide SSL hours ("students cannot earn SSL hours for any service work completed in a private residence"), these projects will help students tap into their ability to "give back" during this very challenging time.
A.) Create a motivational video for youth dealing with isolation during the coronavirus outbreak. If a parent signs the permission form, your video will be posted on the Project Change website. Request a permission form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the same email address to send your video. Please provide:
--Tips on staying positive
--Coping skills when you get upset
--Creative things to do at home
B) Create e-cards or thank you notes to:
--Health care workers
--Grocery store workers
C) Go through your closet and bag up clothes you don't wear anymore to donate to the community's homeless population.
D) Create a "30 Day Acts of Kindness Challenge". With your parent's permission you can find a May 2020 calendar online or design one of your own. May 1 is on a Friday.
--Create the calendar poster
--Share it with Project Change, friends, students and family members. Project Change will post it on its website
Warm wishes for health and safety for you and yours!
The Project Change Service Initiative (PCSI) program is available in the schools listed below along with the dates and days for the meetings.
Blake High School
Club members raised funds for and volunteered at one of the facilities for the Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation. They also collected items such as toiletries and socks for backpacks for the homeless.
Club members meet on Tuesdays after school in room G184 on the following dates:
October 7 and 21
November 4 and 18
December 2 and 16
January 6 and 27
February 3 and 17
March 3, 17 and 31
April 20 and 27
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
Club members held a Gingerbread house-making contest before the holidays to raise money a Carnival for Children with Special Needs in March.
Club members meet on Mondays, after school, in room 119 on the following dates:
October 7, 21
November 4, 18
December 2, 9,
January 13, 27
February 10, 24
March 9, 23
April 20, 27
Magruder High School
Club members collected necessities for the Montgomery County Animal Shelter and shoes for microentrepneurs in developing countries.
Club members meet during lunch on Wednesdays on the following dates:
October 16 and 23
November 13 and 20
December 4 and 18
January 15 and 29
February 12 and 26
March 11 and 25
April 15 and 29
Sherwood High School
Club members sponsored a clothing drive before the holidays and created a schoolwide presentation on the subject of anxiety/stress.
Club members meet during lunch on Thursdays in room H141 on the following dates:
October 3, 17 and 31
November 7 and 21
December 5 and 19
Rosa Parks Middle School
Club member made blankets for a women's shelter and decorations for a children's center.
Club members meet after school on Thursdays in room A101 on the following dates:
October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
November 7, 14 and 21
December 5, 12 and 19
January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
February 6, 13, 20 and 27
March 5, 12, 19 and 26
April 2, 16, 23 and 30
William H. Farquhar Middle School
Club members collected new and gently used coats before the holidays, which were donated to Interfaith Works. Club members also made heating pads for a senior center.
Club members meet after school on Tuesdays in room 220 on the following dates:
October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
November 5 and 19
December 3 and 10
January 7, 14, 21 and 28
February 4, 11, 18 and 25
March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
Redland Middle School
- Club members made dog and cat toys for the Montgomery County Animal Shelter.
Club members meet after school on Wednesdays in room 214 on the following dates:
October 2, 16, 23 and 31
November 6, 13 and 20
December 4, 11 and 18
January 8, 15, 22 and 29
February 5, 12, 19 and 26
March 4, 11, 18 and 25
April 1, 15, 22 and 29
May 6 and 13