This is the third year, I think, that we've done it.
And this year, for the first time, I went to an off-campus site.
I was assigned, with another teacher and five students, to help out at the Boys and Girls Club in Allston, Massachusetts.
I was curious how I would be able to help, because the only thing I knew about our work there was that we would be doing a little planting around the building and maybe some clean-up.
Clean-up I could handle. Planting? Not so much.
So when our liaison there asked who'd be interested in planting and my co-worker jumped at the opportunity...I wasn't disappointed to be handling the indoor activities. (The picture you see above is the result of his handiwork.)
I helped the indoor students inventory some sports equipment and re-organize some library books. Probably more my speed.
As for the Boys and Girls Club - it's a great facility, and they do great work there.
You know they do a good job of selling what they do when you leave there wanting to do more.
Which, I guess, is the point with Community Service Day.