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ROCHESTER'S FIRST ALL-GIRLS PUBLIC SCHOOL
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More than 300 students from Young Women’s College Prep Charter School spent the day completing community service projects as part of the school’s 2nd Annual Day of Caring.  The school-wide service-learning program is designed to promote volunteerism and generate positive community relationships.  The YWCP students have been planning their projects for weeks, researching organizations and contacting them directly to plan their activities. Projects are listed below:


·       Beautify school grounds
·       Assembling goodie bags for Wilson Commencement Park
·       Collecting and sorting donations for Hope Hall, Mt. Hope Family Center, Open Door Mission, and Ridgeway Animal Hospital 
·       Collecting books to distribute to surrounding elementary schools
·       Reading books and doing art projects with students at Discovery Charter School
·       Assisting classroom teachers at the Guon Child Care Center at Monroe Community College
·       Spending time with seniors at St. John’s Home and the Jewish Home of Rochester
·       Reading books to children at the Caring & Sharing Child Care Center, School #2, Generations Child Care and ABC Head Start
·       Serving meals and organizing donations at the Cameron Community Ministries
·       Volunteering at Foodlink
·       Cleaning up Charlotte Beach
·       Caring for animals at Lollypop Farm
·       Visiting children at Golisano Children’s Hospital and hosting a jungle themed party for the kids

Principal Toyia Wilson said, “"YWCP's mission is to educate the 'whole girl' and to help our students become leaders who will give back to their community, so having this school-wide day of service is an important part of the education we provide.  It gives our girls a chance to plan and execute a service-learning project and see how much fun it can be to give back."

7th grader Alyssa Mosher, who helped serve meals to people in need at Cameron Community Ministries said the experience made her want to volunteer more often. “This was my first time volunteering, but it was pretty fun and I like knowing that I’m doing something good,” she said.

For more photos from the day, visit our Facebook page here.