S.O.S. (Save Our Schools)
S.O.S was created to combine three important service projects that focus on schools. They include the following projects but are not limited to these only.
Friends of SEC started out as a provisional project in 2014. They library at the School for Exceptional Children in Houma was completely renovated. It's amazing what fresh paint, colorful murals, art supplies and kid friendly furniture can do. The children and staff at SEC use the library for meetings and also class activities. A ribbon cutting occurred on November 4, 2014 to reveal the new "Under the Sea" library. The partnership of Junior Auxiliary and SEC has continued. Junior Auxiliary has volunteered to help out at several events in the past years including their Christmas event, story time with the kids, and SEC Prom.
Meet the Beat was originally created by the provisional class of 2016 with the goal to connect local students to local law enforcement agencies. The need for a project like this was obvious with tensions high nationwide. Our local law enforcement agencies were thrilled at the idea and supported it every step of the way. As another local organization, Concerned Citizens for the Community was kind enough to donate a fun photo booth for the event as well. On event day students made thank you cards and presented them to the officers. They also played sports, shared snacks, laughs, and stories together. They painted rocks with positive sayings to be placed within the community. Most importantly they all came together to show support for one another. The project went so well that it was adopted as a permanent service project the next year. We are happy to say that this project will be active in more than one school this year, with the goal to continue to grow in our local community.
Hop Into Health originally started out as a provisional project and has since been adopted as a permanent project for our organization. Local schools that understood the stressful situations many students were in during holiday and summer breaks identified the need for a project like this. Students were provided a three-stage introduction to a healthy lifestyle (Hygiene, Nutrition, Physical Activity). As part of this project, students received a backpack full of healthy food and snacks to take home.