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Students Born Before 9/11 Tragedy Participate in Remembrance Event

Sep. 8, 2017
 

George Washington High School Hosts Hands-On Service Day

Denver – As the nation prepares to remember and honor the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, many schools are now filled with students who were born after the attacks happened. Educators at George Washington High School are finding creative ways to teach the events of that day to ninth-grade students, young people who are learning about Sept. 11 as a history lesson rather than a remembrance.

The National Day of Service and Remembrance, launched in 2002 by the nonprofit organization 9/11 Day, is an effort to inspire the tradition of engaging in charitable service on Sept. 11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the victims, survivors and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks. The freshman class at George Washington High School will be participating in their own Day of Service this Monday, Sept. 11 as part of an experiential lesson that encourages the teens to volunteer their time for a cause that resonates with them.

Representatives from Children’s Hospital, Warren Village, Betsy’s Hope, Project Angel Heart, Food Bank of the Rockies and The Wounded Warrior Project will be on campus for the day to educate the class and inspire them to take action to help others by involving the students in hands-on activities. Students will hand-tie fleece blankets for the Children’s Hospital, make supply bags for Warren Village’s after-school program and create posters to brainstorm their very own marketing campaign for The Wounded Warrior Project.

Student interview opportunities will be available.

WHAT:
National Day of Service

WHO:
Children’s Hospital, Warren Village, Betsy’s Hope, Food Bank of the Rockies, The Wounded Warrior Project, Project Angel Heart, educators and ninth-grade students

WHEN:
Monday, Sept. 11, 8:45-11:45 a.m. – student groups will rotate between charitable organizations for experiential service learning projects

WHERE:
George Washington High School
655 S. Monaco Pkwy

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