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Rideau DHS Students Use Innovative Civics Exercise to Support Kingston Youth Shelter
Rideau DHS Students Use Innovative Civics Exercise to Support Kingston Youth Shelter
Posted on 11/03/2017
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November 3, 2017 (Elgin, ON) - Students at Rideau District High School have raised more than $530 for the Kingston Youth Shelter through an innovative civics exercise.

The exercise, completed in Katherine Day’s Grade 10 civics class, saw students research charities and vote on the ones they felt most deserving of their support. After selecting the Shelter, the students discussed ways to raise funds and supplies for the shelter.

A cake auction and toiletries drive were organized. Students made posters, issued daily announcements, and delivered decorated donation boxes to all classrooms. They also addressed other classes to gain donations for the cause. Students then organized a cake auction fundraiser and collected ten full boxes of toiletries to support Shelter clients.

“At the end of the project, when the donation boxes were filled, the cakes were sold, and the money was counted, the students realized they had made a difference and their voices had been heard,” explained Day of the value of the exercise. “I believe the students found it very empowering.” 

A representative of the shelter visited the school on Monday to collect the donations and talk about the shelter’s important work.

For more information, please call:

Tania Stover
Vice Principal
Rideau District High School
(613) 359-5391

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