WHS Summer Community Service Program
Sponsored by Wayland Youth and Family Services
Dates: June 30-August 11, 2015
Grades: Entering 9th through graduating seniors
When: Meetings on every Tuesday at Wayland Senior Center
Fee: $75 – Registration through the Recreation
Leader: Jennifer (Parra) Reed, WMS teaching assistant
Have fun this summer doing community service with your peers. Students meet every week on Tuesday nights (5:00-6:00pm) to discuss projects and participate in fun activities. The volunteer projects take place on weekdays, evenings, and some weekends. You many bring your own project ideas. Projects in the past have included:
- Gaining Ground-organic farming
- Cradles to Crayons
- Claypit Hill School organic garden
- Parmenter Food Pantry-packing and delivering food
- A Place to Turn-food drive
- Salvation Army-making sandwiches
- Assisting elderly residents-chores and yard work and tech help
- Wayland Conservation-trail maintenance
- Pearl St. Cupboard and Cafe
You can participate in as many activities as you want and for as many weeks as you want.
Scholarships are available. Transportation provided by students and parent drivers.
High School Summer Community Service Program
Twenty three students participated in the HS Summer Communtiy Service Program this summer. They collected groceries for A Place to Turn and Parmenter Food Pantry, they worked in the Middle School gardens, the community gardens, Drumlin Farm and Gaining Ground, they made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Salvation Army and sorted clothes in their store, they volunteered at Traditions, did beach clean up at the Wayland Town Beach, held a tech- help day at the Council on Aging, sorted items at Cradles to Crayons, and also volunteered at Grace House. It was a busy, productive summer for all.
Community Service Award Ceremony
31 students were honored at the 10th Annual Community Service Award Ceremony on May 5, 2015. They were presented with Unsung Hero Award Certificates in recognition of their significant contributions to community by volunteering time in service to others. Jim Forti was the adult award recipient. He was recognized for his continuous exemplary leadership, service, and dedication to the Wayland community.