Isn’t it great when you get paid for doing what you love? Honestly, it’s what I feel when I get my paycheck: I have the coolest gig in town. And so can you!
Students in our the Salinas Union High School District must complete 60 hours of community service in order to graduate. Kaitlyn Dean, our ASB president, did just that when she performed a contemporary dance routine during the Monterey Bay Derby Dames roller derby half time show. Performing community service while doing something that you love–now that sounds like a great combination.
So ask yourself: what do you enjoy doing? What are you already doing that could count as a service to our community? March down to the career center and get yourself a form. Pitch your idea and get the necessary signatures [parents & coordinator] and go do what you love!
Here are the categories from which to choose:
- school related [you can do only 20 hours]
- the environment
- senior citizens
- young children
- the arts and culture
- disabled citizens
- ethnic issues
- job shadow
- animal care
Remember to think outside the box: find a way to match up what you love with one of those categories. Come see me if you need help with justifying your choices!
Drop us a comment and let us know how many community hours you have completed or how many you have left to do.