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Why Volunteer?

Ask not what our community can do for us, but what we can do for our community.
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Rise and shine for Women in STEM members helping Coastal Bend Bays Foundation set up at the Earth Day – Bay Day Festival.

Ok, so I’m not JFK, but I do share his enthusiasm and belief in our students. We are the future of Corpus Christi, South Texas, and beyond. As such, we can make our community a better place to live by engaging in community service.

So what is community service? No, it’s not just a box we check to get into college. Community service means becoming one with our neighbors. It requires that we act as good citizens in our schools and throughout our communities. This means doing the little things day in and day out. Good citizens adopt a way of living, a lifestyle that is not just a fad for one day or one year, but for a whole lifetime.

We can become good citizens by taking an active approach to interacting with those around us, as this helps us respond to their concerns and needs. Considering how many of us face challenges of food insecurity, racism, infectious disease, and global warming, we must work closely together if we are to address these issues successfully. Through our school and community activities, we can strive to do what we can to improve our daily lives today because our efforts will lead to more
enriched lives tomorrow.

As this school year winds down, I think we should take a moment to celebrate all the volunteering that our Ray students have taken part in. Through the National Honor Society, we helped Rise Against Hunger package meals for those without food and provided a day of fun for Baker middle school students at Broncfest. Spanish Honor Society members fought against breast cancer via American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, raising funds for research and patient services. Our Botany Club and Science National Honor Society volunteers assisted staff at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center. Operation CoverUp kept fellow students warm throughout winter. Through the Hearts & Minds 5K Run, we fundraised for the Corpus Christi Independent School District. And last but not least, Women in STEM members showed our environment some love by assisting the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation at the Earth Day – Bay Day Festival.

We are the Fighting Texans of today and tomorrow, so why not make our future brighter by volunteering some more? Keep up the good work! JFK would be proud. 
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