After learning about their leadership strengths in October, the participants of the 2016 E4 Youth Summit reunited to complete their community service projects. On November 12th, participants arrived at the Medina County Career Center to complete the projects they had chosen from Day 1 of the Summit.
All project options and advisers were brought in courtesy of the United Way of Medina County. There were almost 20 different projects the participants could have chosen ranging from working with the Medina County Auditor’s office to the Medina County Veterans Services.
“Each one of our roles was to bring in something, which would be bringing a picture of ourselves, bracelets, etc,” said senior Cory Sudduth. His group worked with the Medina County Commissioners to build a time capsule.
“One of my group members reached out to our Mayor and the mayor of Wadsworth and got a letter from the both of them stating what has happened in the past, what is happening now, and what they see that will happen in the future,” said Sudduth.
The groups worked most of the Saturday morning on their projects. Afterward, a participant from each group explained what they did and the impact it had.
“‘First Impressions’ is an organization built around helping ‘underprivileged’ women feel beautiful and confident for a job interview,” said junior Melissa Gottschalk. “They provide them with professional clothing and the items such as chapstick, breath mints, hand lotion, etc.”
At the end of the Summit Cheryl Parzych, CEO of the United Way of Medina County, spoke about the “far-reaching effects” their volunteering will have on the community. Photos, videos, and the end products of each of the groups can be found by looking at Junior Leadership of Medina County website.