Youth Win Merit Award in National Service Competition
Members of the Tanners Torch Club at the Boys & Girls Club of Woburn have been named a merit winner for their efforts to help other children in a national service competition called Linking Hearts & Hands. The competition is sponsored by Staples Foundation for Learning and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Members of the Torch Club, a character and leadership program for middle school students, planned and completed a year-long service initiative called 20 Good Deeds for 20 Years. The group celebrated their 20th anniversary by collecting 20 suitcases for children in foster care, writing 20 letters to their representatives in Washington D.C., walking 20 miles barefoot to create awareness about children around the world without shoes, and many other projects.
The project was selected out of more than 275 entries from across the country and will receive $500 from Staples Foundation to benefit the Club. The project encouraged Club members to learn lessons about compassion, kindness and hard work which helps them become positive citizens and leaders in their communities and schools.
Read more about the project in this previous former Patch blog post: http://woburn.patch.com/blog_posts/torch-club-completes-20-good-deeds-for-20-years