Time to Plan For Service Trips

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Liana Lum
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It’s not too early for students to consider summer Network service opportunities. Applications come out Dec. 2, are due Jan. 15 and require teacher recommendations.

“I really enjoyed my trip to New Orleans last year,” junior Christina Berardi, who volunteered in New Orleans, said. “I built a house for the first time, and it was very rewarding. I never realized how much destruction the hurricane (Katrina) caused, and this trip really opened my eyes.”

Summer projects already announced are as follows:

•Institute for Social and Environmental Analysis at Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie, NY focuses on environmental issues.

•Thensted Center in Grand Coteau, LA provides services to individuals needing health care, clothing and emergency food.

A counselor at Sprout Creek Farm tends the resident goats who provides milk for cheese. The farm will sponsor service opportunities this summer.

A counselor at Sprout Creek Farm tends the resident goats who provides milk for cheese. The farm will sponsor service opportunities this summer.

•Rebuild NOLA helps rebuild homes impacted by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans while offering prayer, reflection and cultural immersion.

Age requirements and program dates vary. Costs range from $125 to $550 plus airfare.

More volunteering opportunites are at http://sofie.org/content/2014-network-summer-service-projects.

For questions about summer service, contact Business Manager Vicki Noonan at 636.724.7003 or vnoonan@sofie.org.

Deadlines

Dec. 2: Student applications sent to Network schools. They can be found at Student Activites Director Devin DeMartini’s office or at http://sofie.org for electronic submission.

Jan. 15: Student applications are due.

Feb. 28: Student and parent notifications sent.

March 15: E-mail notifications sent to students and parent from site coordinators.

March 31: Student forms due into Network office.

It’s not too early for students to consider summer Network service opportunities. Applications come out Dec. 2, are due Jan. 15 and require teacher recommendations.
“I really enjoyed my trip to New Orleans last year,” junior Christina Berardi, who volunteered in New Orleans, said. “I built a house for the first time, and it was very rewarding. I never realized how much destruction the hurricane (Katrina) caused, and this trip really opened my eyes.”
Summer projects already announced are as follows:
•Institute for Social and Environmental Analysis at Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie, NY focuses on environmental issues.
•Thensted Center in Grand Coteau, LA provides services to individuals needing health care, clothing and emergency food.
•Rebuild NOLA helps rebuild homes impacted by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans while offering prayer, reflection and cultural immersion.
Age requirements and program dates vary. Costs range from $125 to $550 plus airfare.
More volunteering opportunites are at http://sofie.org/content/2014-network-summer-service-projects.
For questions about summer service, contact Business Manager Vicki Noonan at 636.724.7003 or vnoonan@sofie.org.
Deadlines
Dec. 2: Student applications sent to Network schools. They can be found at Student Activites Director Devin DeMartini’s office or at http://sofie.org for electronic submission.
Jan. 15: Student applications are due.
Feb. 28: Student and parent notifications sent.
March 15: E-mail notifications sent to students and parent from site coordinators.
March 31: Student forms due into Network office.
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