Warren Central’s community service club Project Outreach flourishes in its second year with its festivities. Between sponsoring a Christmas child and returning to Roberts Park for another year of volunteering at the soup kitchen, Outreach has a number of upcoming activities planned.
“Project Outreach acts through altruism instead of ulterior motives. We do it solely based on the kindness of our hearts without expecting anything from anyone,” senior Project Outreach president Keaun Brown said.
In the past year, Project Outreach has partaken in many community service activities including a joint project with Habitats for Humanities, middle school tutoring and more.
“I think it's exciting to have a chance to give back,” Outreach sponsor Jenny Duguid said. “I think we're doing more activities and a lot larger variety of activities compared to last year.”
As a new factor of the year, Project Outreach has come up with the idea to start a community garden after the approval of Bre Brown, Warren Central’s Vice Principal. Once a spot is chosen, people all over Warren Township, including the school, will be able to use it. These things and more progress the club and brings a new front their way.
With an estimate of over 20 members, Outreach has had a skyrocketing increase since last year. More people being involved allows them to enter more volunteers and attend more activities.
“I enjoy Outreach,” junior Cheyenne Kinder-Hacker said. “It made me realize how many people need someone to help them back on their feet or just to see what really goes on that most don't usually see.”
Kinder-Hacker is a first-year member of Project Outreach. She has attended every event and helps out the club in any way she can. Many members with her ambition her fill their Thursday meetings always willing to help. Outreach stands for helping the world and keeping it in their hearts, each meeting a creed is said and respected.
“At the beginning and end of each meeting, each Outreacher states the creed,” Brown said. “I think it accurately represents who we are not as individuals, but as a family. We’re fierce knights with servant hearts. We fight for what we believe in with pride, all the while helping those who need that unconditional aid.”