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January was a month full of service-intensive team retreats for all nine of our teams. Making dolls for patients at Primary Children’s Hospital, organizing education kids, and decorating valentine’s day boxes for children at Title I schools were only a few of the service projects our Service Year students participated in. Along with the local-service focus, these team retreats also encouraged a great amount of team bonding. Let’s see what our teams were up to!
“The Cambodia team retreat was a success! We started off by writing and decorating 125 Valentine’s Day notes for children at Primary Children’s Hospital. We then played a get to know you bingo! We had our monthly meeting and played a couple more get to know you games, including a game of awkward twister, which helped us become a lot closer to our team (literally).
In the morning after our delicious breakfast, we got to work on our service projects. We completed 50 education kits, 40 file folder learning games and and started cutting fabric for maturation pads. We will take all of this to Cambodia with us. Thanks to Shae Barber and her family for hosting us at their home!” – Brooke Burningham, Cambodia 2016 Alum Leader.
“During the Guatemela team’s retreat, students made monster dolls for patients at Primary Children’s Hospital. Everyone showed their creativity with their monsters, and the group made 40 monsters! Additionally, everyone participated in getting-to-know-you activities, including several energetic rounds of tag, and the five committees began to prepare for their international projects. What a great weekend!” – Johanna De Gennaro, Guatemala 2016 Assistant Team Leader.
Check out this video from the January retreat made by Braydon Carter, a 2016 Service Year participant!
“For our service project we put together hygiene and care kits for women and babies and donated those to the Road Home. We were able to donate 150 kits as ell as 5 cases of toilet paper, 2 cases of diapers, 1 case of baby formula, and 1 case of disposable razors.
The Millcreek Rotary Club donated $350 to buy supplies, so they were a huge part in making the project as successful as it was. Also as a side project, we tied some fleece baby blankets to bring with us to Thailand.” – Hanna Larsen, Thailand June 2016 Assistant Team Leader
“For Thailand July’s retreat we met up at our team leaders house and Friday night we played lots of get to know you games. We ate some delicious Thai food and met with our committees to start planning what we are going to do in country and figure out exactly what our jobs are.
Saturday morning we ate some yummy crepes and then cut and tied blankets for the homeless shelter! We ended up making over 60 blankets! We had a lot of fun and it was great getting to know everyone a little bit better!” – Emilee Yates, Thailand July 2016 Assistant Team Leader
“For the Madagascar June January retreat service project we tied fleece blankets for project Linus. Project Linus is a nation wide organization with different drop off points and representatives around the United States. Their mission is to provide comfort and warmth to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need of such a gift.