Posted by Harmony Ma on Jul 14, 2021
ALPS Canned Food Drive on July 10, 2021Last weekend, hope4humankind, an Action Leadership Program with Students (ALPS) youth project that helps in easing and ending homelessness, held its first food drive! Eight students from Summit Shasta and Westmoor High School in Daly City came together, spending their summer organizing and coordinating a food drive to serve their local food pantries and community.
Partnering with the Westlake Recreation Center, students collected over 1,000 non-perishable food items to donate to shelters such as Project Open Hand. Students learned to connect different organizations in their community to work toward this goal, and even got the opportunity to speak at a Daly City Youth Committee meeting! Students are looking to host more of these drives this summer; so, keep an eye out for more news! Follow @alpsrotary and @hope4humankind on Instagram for the latest updates.
From left to right: Princess, Project Open Hand staff, and Jersey
ALPS is our Club’s newest, innovative youth leadership program created to serve the young people of our community and encourage opportunities for multigenerational leadership. Through youth-generated, adult-facilitated community projects, we provide hands-on learning experiences for high school students to cultivate their leadership potential. ALPS empowers youth with the confidence and tools to successfully lead change and projects in their schools, communities, and worlds. Our programs prepare youth to be Service-Above-Self leaders for a civil society and healthy communities.
If you would like to participate in any capacity, serve the young people in ALPS, or just learn more, please reach out to Harmony Ma.