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Rising Junior Volunteers in Community This Summer


JaylinReedFour downtown churches in Stauton, Virginia — First Presbyterian, Central United Methodist, Emmanuel Episcopal, and Trinity Episcopal —sponsor the Helping Hands Day Camp where 100 children from around the area attend a week before school starts where “kids learn how to help others” says creator and director Betty Richmond. The camp focuses on teaching community service, starting with enlisting the help of middle school children, high schoolers and college students as volunteer camp counselors to the younger campers.

Rising Junior Jaylin Reed volunteered for his second year this summer, this is what he has to say about his experience:

“Helping hands was one of the highlights of my summer! This was my second year volunteering and I enjoyed this year as much as the last year. I also enjoyed mentoring the kids at the camp which was open to kids ages 5 to 11. The kids looked forward to me leading them in activities such as arts and crafts, recreation , and even song and dance! Each morning I looked  forward to seeing the kids faces light up when I arrived . Overall, I learned that it is important to be a helping hand for my community! The camp was amazing!”

Miller students have a long history of community service, well done Jaylin!






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