May 2: Earth Day Clean Up!

GovsPLUS students are eager to get going!

GovsPLUS students are eager to get going!

After a week-long postponement due to rainy conditions, GovsPLUS was proudly able to join the City of Lawrence’s Earth Day clean up effort. Organized by Groundwork Lawrence and sponsored by Comcast, the cleanup was a well-orchestrated and energizing event.

Waiting before the opening ceremonies

Waiting before the opening ceremonies

More than 500 volunteers met on Campagnone Common to get prepped and ready for the day. Recently elected Mayor Dan Rivera spoke to the crowd, and joined in for part of the day himself.

Youssef listens intently to Mayor Rivera's opening address

Youssef listens intently to Mayor Rivera’s opening address

GovsPLUS students spent the day beautifying the Immigrant Place/O’Neil park and surrounding grounds.

We arrive at our site - Lawrence's O'Neil Park

We arrive at our site – Lawrence’s O’Neil Park

It was quite a project and lots of hard work, but we were rewarded with pizza and some time together in the end.

Sage (a guest of Chloe) and Rafael are hard at work. Look at all those bags!

Sage (a guest of Chloe) and Rafael are hard at work. Look at all those bags!

Another energizing GovsPLUS gathering has made it in the books! We couldn’t be prouder of the effort our students have put in all year — especially during these physically demanding service projects. Our students happily give back to their community.

Students goof around at the end of a hard day

Students goof around at the end of a hard day

GovsPLUS finishes the school year program with one more gathering (an end-of-year party in June) before the 2014 summer session begins June 30th! What a year we’ve had together!

 

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