Courage for Kids Team Volunteers at Hands on DC’s Work-a-thon
D.C. Public Schools
Saturday, May 15th, 2010
from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Courage for Kids has organized a team of volunteers to participate in Hands on DC’s main event, their Work-a-thon which is held every spring. During the Work-a-thon, more than 2,000 volunteers spend the day at more than 30 D.C. public schools. The work typically involves projects such as painting, cleaning, or landscaping. Other projects require greater skills and resources, such as repairing bathrooms, laying carpet, building tree boxes or wiring classrooms for Internet access. Creating a better environment for learning is just one of the ways volunteers help local students. They also raise money to fund college scholarships administered by local tutoring and mentoring organizations, and they learn about the condition of and the people involved in the schools. That knowledge helps build support for public education.