VILLA PARK – Members of the Willowbrook High School senior class announced their plan to collectively complete 10,000 hours of community service before they graduate in May.
"The students wanted to do something that wasn't driven by money," said Kate Wilson, senior class sponsor. "They understand our community might be stretched thin and wanted to motivate students to still make a difference."
A system has been developed that allows the seniors to track their service hours by logging them in the school's library or cafeteria.
To help achieve the 10,000 hours of service, student government officers developed three large-scale volunteer opportunities for students. The first is scheduled for this fall and will help people dealing with poverty and hunger in DuPage County.
"I think it's great we're encouraging students to volunteer," Wilson said. "Not only are they strengthening our community, they are really setting an example for the younger students."
For more information about the project, contact Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-782-2863.