Post written by: Sabrina Quimby, Senior at Burlington High School
What is Philanthro-Me? Philanthro-Me is a class offered at Burlington High School during the Year End Studies program that starts after final exams. Using creative problem solving techniques, this program was been focusing on real-life solutions for issues facing local non-profit organizations in Burlington, which include King Street Center and Spectrum Youth and Family Services. Our group in particular interviewed the staff at King Street Center and discussed their needs and obstacles they face as they construct their new building. We have been trying to come up with a sustainable way to help this amazing organization
Our group has been working on a project for King Street Center called R.E.L.A.T.E, which stands for recreation, education, lounging area for teens everyday. When we interviewed the King Street Center staff about the Teen Futures program, they said that teens would like to have more equipment that they could use to create a lively ambiance that isn’t just about school or college. The program itself is already amazing and successful, but we want to make it more attractive to this demographic.
The objective of our project is to enhance the Teen Futures program by donating a corn hole set, ping-pong table, a projector,and things of that nature to draw even more teens into this wonderful program. As more people coming in, they will not only see how much fun it is to go to King Street Center, but also take advantage of the educational parts of the program such as Job Club, College Club, Academic Support, and Healthy Choices.
We have raised $3,250 so far and our goal is to get to $5,000 by Tuesday. Any donation would be much appreciated. For more information about this class, you can follow us on twitter or facebook:
If you would like to make a donation, here’s a link to the page where you can do that. Please make sure to choose “BHS Philanthrome” from drop down menu on donate page: King Street Center DONATE NOW page