Involving Schools in Care Walk
Many high schools require that students complete a certain number of hours of community service in order to graduate. You may be able to take advantage of this requirement to increase the number of participants in and money raised by your Care Walk.
If you are interested in pursuing this option:
1. Find out if your local school district has a community service requirement for its students.
2. If it does, determine how many hours of service are mandated, as well as any specific requirements in terms of what qualifies as community service.
4. Work with the individual school or with the school district to establish how many hours can be offered for participating in Care Walk. Also determine how many additional hours can be awarded for every $x of money raised by a student. (Tying the number of hours to the amount of money raised is based on the assumption that the more money raised, the more time that was expended on the project.)
5. Let students know that Care Walk can be used to fulfill part of their community service requirements and provide them with the information that they need to register for your Team. (A sample letter which you may adapt to your purposes can be downloaded here.)
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