Number of Participants: 24
Hours Donated: 25
Value of Time Served: $5,070
Event Type: Civic & Community
School: Farmingdale Senior High School
Date: October 28, 2022
Farmingdale High School
Lincoln Street, Farmingdale
We have 24 members active in the VLC. Members must be a member of at least 1 varsity sport and must submit a teacher as well as a coach recommendation to apply for membership to the VLC. Each member is tasked to provide at least 25 hours of community service throughout the school year.
The goals of the club are:
• To encourage a life-long spirit of service and volunteerism
• To foster personal growth and character development
• To enhance leadership skill development
• To help student athletes form positive relationships in a social club setting
So far this fall the VLC has initiated a new and lightly used equipment drive. The members have created a flyer with all of the info about the drive, posted the event flyer on social media, made signs for our collection bins and will soon collect the equipment that has been donated and find ways to “play it foward”.
This fall, we were also invited to the “I Can Run” Turkey Trot by Ms. Salvemini, who is a PE Teacher at both Woodward Parkway Elementary School and the High School. Ms. Salvemini communicated the collaboration to Mr. Klosic (WWP Principal) and he was very excited to approve the field trip! He even made it out to run with some of the students! The goal of the run was to collect cans of food for those in need. The VLC members helped out, for 3 hours on 2 sperate days, by leading and encouraging the WWP students during the run. The VLC members also helped hand out snacks and refreshments and lead classes to and from the event.
Lastly, the VLC also collaborated with the District Wellness Fair to provide some fun and interesting activities including;
1) “Hands Only” CPR, presented by Luke Ferraiolo and Zachary Carle) where participants were able to learn about what “hands only” CPR is and practice “hands only” CPR.
2) How to warm up and stretch before activity (presented by George Thomatos and Caleb Carle) where participants were able to learn,via a power point presentation, and were also lead through a “rope stretching” routine.
3) Cup stacking (presented by Sarah and Kaitlyn Quinn) where participants learned the stress relief benefits and hand eye coordination benefits of a fun and competitive activity. Participants were able to learn the how to basics and then test their cup stacking skills against 2 of the top competitors in the world!