April 25, 2017
JPEMSS Young Leaders host Volunteer Awareness Week

The Young Leaders of the Dr JP Eustace Memorial Secondary School will be raising awareness on the importance of volunteerism with a week of activities, which started last Sunday, April 23 and runs to Saturday, April 29, as they continue their project under the theme “iVOLUNTEER, WE IMPACT”. 

The week of activities is being held to coincide with National Volunteer Week, which is observed in the United States and Canada around this time every year. It also coincides with a week of activities in commemoration of the school’s 65th anniversary, under the theme “Alive at 65.” 

The activities began on Sunday with a church service at the Kingstown Baptist Church. There was a march and rally on Monday. Students and teachers of the school assembled at the Peace Memorial Hall and marched to the Victoria Park for a rally. 

Today, Tuesday, April 25, is Volunteer Awareness Day. Members of the group will be reaching out to the Vincentian public via a series of radio interviews, in which they will discuss their project, ideas on volunteerism, and raise awareness about their school and its founder, Dr JP Eustace. 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26, the Young Leaders will be showcasing careers in volunteerism at the school’s career fair, in an effort to make students aware of the opportunities available in this field. This will be followed on Thursday by a visit to the St Benedict’s Home in Georgetown, while Dr JP Eustace staff and students picnic at Black Point. Then on Friday, the Young Leaders will join the National Society for Persons with Disabilities at its march and rally. 

The activities climax with a fun day and community outreach on Saturday, when the young leaders will host a five-a-side football tournament at the Edinboro hard court.