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West Sound Tech Students Give Back to Both the Local and Global Community
WST students drop off the toys they collected for Toys 4 Tots at the Kitsap Pavilion President’s Hall.
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WST students heading to the Dominican Republic during their spring break.
West Sound Tech students and staff believe it is important to give back to both our local and global communities. Each year WST students engage in a variety of community service and service learning opportunities. This year, West Sound Tech students are not only participating in traditional methods of giving back, but are also engaging in a global service learning project this year. JWG (Jobs for Washington Graduates) students set up the annual West Sound Tech Toys for Tots Drive, encouraging all WST students to donate to support local children during the holidays. Students set a goal of collecting 200 toys for the drive and began the drive the first of December. During the two-week toy drive, students, staff, and the community donated more than 289 toys, almost 100 more toys than the initial goal! JAG students took the donated toys to the Kitsap Pavilion Presidents Hall, the main collection location for Toys for Tots in the Kitsap area. West Sound Tech students from Collision Repair Technology, Construction Careers, and Welding offered to donate food resources to a local food bank, supporting those most in need. These items were donated on December 16 to the food bank. A more
formal food drive is planned for January, where all program students are encouraged to participate and support the local community. To learn more about the upcoming food drive, please contact Nora Zollweg, at email@example.com. Six students from West Sound Tech are giving up their spring break this year to help those that do not have access to a quality education. Students from West Sound Tech will travel to the Dominican Republic to encourage and support educational access for all children. These students committed themselves to work with an international organization that is dedicated to providing educational access to all children across the world. During the week on-site in the DR, students will engage with children from a local village, helping to provide educational opportunities and encourage cross-cultural learning. Students plan to take donated supplies including, pens, pencils, and notebooks. A supply drive is planned for February or March, just in time to prepare for the trip. If you are interested in supporting West Sound Tech students engaging in service learning opportunities, please contact, Shani Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.