Douglass High School to raise funds for homeless youth

SCHOOLS: DOUGLASS HIGH

By CATHERINE NEWHOUSE

neighborhoods@ColumbiaMissourian.com

Douglass High School will raise funds for Sol House, a transitional living program for homeless youth, at the school’s chili supper and open house on Thursday, March 10. The chili supper will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Douglass High School cafeteria, and the open house begins at 4:30 p.m. in the gymnasium, where student families can get their photo taken for free. Donations to Sol House are optional.

The fundraiser, themed “What is home to you?”, is one of several service-learning projects Douglass High School runs each year, English teacher Ginger Donaldson said. Through these projects, students in the Service-Learning Club and some classes help local organizations. Art students made ceramics to sell at the event, a science class made broccoli salad and coleslaw and a journalism class organized and advertised the fundraiser.

“It makes them feel like they’re not only learning something, but doing something worthwhile for the community,” Donaldson said.

Some students also competed in essay and art contests. The prompt was, “What is home to you?”

Check back Friday for coverage of this event.

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