RY Students make a difference
We heard of a touching story from Shelly West, Intervention Specialist and RY Leader at Huntington High School in Texas. Her RY students organized an “Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Alternative Activity.” Her class chose to work with the community who included fire victims in Bastrop, TX. West’s students gathered donations, separated and boxed clothes and even made posters with encouraging words for the affected families. Students worked outside of class time on this project. West told us, “Several of my students made the comment ‘This has really been fun! We are helping out families who lost everything, we are bonding ourselves, and we didn’t even have to be out drinking to have a good time.'” What a wonderful learning experience for these RY kids!