Rallying the Blanketeers for Sick/Needy Children

Mary Lou of Coppell, Texas, and Our Lady of Fatima Co-op home-school gives a heartfelt speech asking volunteers to make hand-made blankets for sick or needy children through ProjectLinus.org. She highlights how a new blanket can lift a child’s spirits more than just about anything else. If you’d like to volunteer to help Mary Lou, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab.

Providing Speech/Debate Participants with Proper Attire

Joseph of Midlothian High School tackles the issue many face in the speech and debate community. Underprivileged students who are skilled speakers and debaters find themselves in difficult situations when they cannot afford the proper attire (suits, collared shirts, etc.) for competitions, even sometimes being disqualifies or having points taken away as a result. He’d like to change this through his new website/organization supplying free dress clothes for school events through CompetitiveCloset.org. If you'd like to volunteer to help Joseph, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Rising from the Wreckage of the October DFW Tornadoes

With his high school campus destroyed by the Oct. 20, 2019 tornado, Alex of Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, Texas, motivates fellow classmates to stay in school and graduate despite the less than ideal circumstances of having to move schools. TJ has one of the highest drop-out rates in Dallas/Ft. Worth, but Alex and S4A hope to change that, despite the tornado.  If you would like to help mentor and motivate students at TJ to stay in school and see the benefits of education, please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School program.

Call for Onsite School Mental Health Therapists

Lucy at North Crowley High School in Ft. Worth, Texas, gives a powerful voice to the silent epidemic at high schools: the mental health crisis (affecting up to 20% of students nationwide!). She hopes her speech will build support for bringing in a first ever onsite mental health therapist at her school to help students deal with anxiety, depression, or other forms of mental health issues. If you’d like to volunteer to help Lucy, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

The Creation of a Student Honor Board at School

Trevor of Midlothian High School speaks for a new 7-student honor board that will build communication, accountability and trust with the school’s administration, while giving student voice for important matters at the school (e.g. discipline, everyday policies, etc). Not only will this give student input, but also promote civic engagement and voter turn out throughout the city. If you’d like to help Trevor, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Urging Financial Literacy Training Within High Schools

  

Elijah at North Crowley High School in Fort Worth, Texas, believes there’s a big problem of financial illiteracy among teenagers. He hopes his speech will motivate volunteer programs to help students learn financial literacy. If you’d like to volunteer to help Elijah improve financial literacy, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab.

Volunteer Recreational Center for Community Engagement

From Heritage High School, Karistin’s new idea calls for a community recreation center that provides food for elementary children in need on Saturdays/ Sundays while offering sports/games/tutoring with high school student volunteers. What a great idea to bring the community together!  If you’d like to help Karistin make this a reality in Midlothian, Texas, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Inspire Youth Leaders for SLPS Hindu Community

Om of Coppell High School is President of the youth group of Surti Leuva Patidar Samaj (SLPS). He hopes to build more volunteerism for the SLPS activities because he believes it’s important to learn Hindu cultural roots, the role of leadership, and value of education. If you would like to volunteer to assist Om in his efforts to strengthen the SLPS activities, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Building Animal Shelter to Give Pets for the Local Community

  

From Midlothian High School, Allana’s speech outlines an initiative for a community shelter for service/companion animals to be available to anyone in the community who enjoys pets, especially those who may not afford pets such as children and elderly. If you’d like to help Allana make this a reality in Midlothian, Texas, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Christian Homeschooler Asks "Who can judge?"

Samuel of Coppell, Texas, and Our Lady of Fatima homeschool appeals for volunteer judges for the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) during Christian home chooled speaking tournaments. He asserts these tournaments provide a tremendous social good for students, but can only continue if enough adults volunteer to be judges. If you’d like to help Samuel by becoming a volunteer judge for NCFCA events throughout Dallas Ft. Worth, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Put Down the Phones...Urging Local Community Engagement

In her stirring speech, Jennifer of Plano West High School asserts that her generation should put down their cell phones and prevent isolation by reaching out to “love thy neighbor” with face-to-face fellowship volunteerism. She inspires everyone to reach out to someone new and thereby make the world a more inclusive place.  If you'd like to work with Jennifer, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Helping Kids with Speech Disorders

Ben of Heritage has a new idea for helping children with speech disorders by providing communications boards. Volunteers are needed to produce, print and construct the communications boards to be placed at school and public locations (such as parks). If you’d like to help Ben make this a reality in Midlothian, Texas, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

6th Grader Speaks for Runaway Teens

Arya, an amazing 6th grade speaker from the Episcopal School of Dallas, gives a powerful speech to bring “visible” awareness about runaway teens who often become invisible to society. If you would like to volunteer to help Arya build more awareness and inspire help for runaway teens,  then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Calling for Engaged Community Leaders Among Our Youth

Ashton of North Crowley High School in Fort Worth gives a fiery challenge to his generation to not wait for someone else but rather get involved and improve their communities, whether this is through volunteerism, local churches or civic engagement.  Apathy is not an option.  If you have volunteer projects that Ashton's voice can energize in Dallas Ft. Worth, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Kids Need Skills to Pay the Bills...Career Mentors Wanted

Armaan of Midlothian High School has a bright idea for helping kids discover passionate career choices. He needs volunteers to provide career choice mentoring so that high school students can discover careers that fit them best, creating better roadmaps for students' future education plans. If you’d like to help Armaan make this a reality in Midlothian, Texas, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Inspiring Grass-roots Volunteers to Combat "Fake News"

Anderson of McMillen High School in Plano, Texas argues that runaways, homelessness, and mental health are just a few of the real problems made worse by fake news. He says that words are more powerful than bullets. If you have ideas how to help Zachary’s call for volunteers to fight fake news, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Volunteers Needed to Supply Safe Spaces in Elementary

Clarissa of Heritage High School asks for high school volunteers to help children suffering from anxiety disorders by supplying safe space items for elementary classrooms (such as bean bags, blankets, stuffed animals, etc). If you’d like to help Clarissa in Midlothian, Texas, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Call to Break the Poverty Cycle in Rural Areas

Cooper of Graham High School in rural West Texas identifies lack of education contributing to the poverty cycle in rural areas. Therefore, he argues for endowed scholarships specifically for post-secondary training in rural areas. He believes a better educated work force would attract better paying industries and in turn strengthen rural communities.  If you’d like to help Cooper make this a reality in Graham, Texas, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Real Solutions Through Mental Health Mentors in Schools

Zachary of Heritage High School contends that high school students need help to move beyond escapism, instead need active mentor engagement to solve real problems of mental health issues in high schools. If you have ideas how to help Anderson’s call for mental health volunteers, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab. 

Initiative Supplying Pets for Hospital Patients

Candon of Midlothian High School hopes to create a new program at the new hospital in Midlothian, Texas, to allow therapy pets in hospitals to reduce stress for patients.  He believes pets are fun and can provide companion benefits to patients.  If you’d like to help him with his initiative, then please contact us through our Corporate Adopt-a-School tab.