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This week we shine the spotlight on hundreds of students at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, who devoted thousands of hours volunteering with the Volunteer Action Centre in a program called ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge.
Among their many efforts, the students banded together to make packaged soup – to be sent to countries in the Third World. Dianne Boston-Nyp of the Volunteer Action Centre says the students did not stop there. “They also get very involved with the long list of organizations that they find on our website and finding things that the community needs to have done, and then they go and do it.”
The Volunteer Action Centre recently recognized the students at Cameron Heights C.I. as the top local high school for volunteerism, followed by Forest Heights C.I. and St. Mary’s High School in Kitchener.