Number of Participants: 1
Hours Donated: 20
Value of Time Served: $169
Event Type: Children & Youth
Sport: Girls Basketball
School: Hamburg High School
Date: January 14, 2021
Hamburg High School
Legion Drive, Hamburg
After finding out that Participation in Government hours were not required and all my other activities were being put on hold (my basketball season and participating in the YES program), I decided to do something that would benefit people around me locally. I first went to the Participation in Government teacher to get other ideas. I had the fliers made for the project, and then school went fully virtual.
I did ask a few friends to help me in my passing out flyers that I have created but a lot of them had other plans. I decided to walk the streets by myself and by my house to start. I then walked the streets right around the hamburg rec center. I did receive the help of my parents who supported this idea 100%.
I did reach out to the basketball team and classmates in my Participation in Government classes to ask for donations. But without being in school it was very hard to get the message across to all of the students in the building.
My original thought of this idea was to help with the Hamburg Little Cagers which I was a part of. Once I was too old to participate in Hamburg Little Cagers program, I decided to help the younger kids learn the game that I fell in love with by volunteer coaching. This program is run by the Hamburg Village Dept. of Recreation.. As a kid I attended after school programs and events at the Hamburg Rec Center and even in middle school because that’s where our school dances were held.
The reason I chose donating to the rec center is because no one has ever done it before. Being a kid at the rec center there are things to do but with tons of kids, unfortunately everything‘s not available to do.
I would say about 20 hours worth of work has been put into this project. But without the community around me there this project would not have been achieved so successful! I would also want to thank Josh Haeick at the Village Rec Dept for all his support and communication, allowing me to do this project, and his help in how successful it was.