Prakriti Timsina

SBHS Career Development Center Receives Service Learning and Leadership Grant

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Thursday February 07, 2013

South Burlington High School’s (SBHS) Career Development Center (CDC) recently received a $1,700 Vermont Service Learning and Leadership Grant from the Vermont Principals’ Association (VPA) and the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) to allow the CDC to expand its annual Appreciation Day. Prakriti Timsina, an SBHS junior and active volunteer in the CDC, wrote the grant, and was awarded the sum.

The Service Learning and Leadership Grant invited applicants to identify a project that would make a positive impact in the solving of a real-world problem. The applications were evaluated on the potential of the grant to impact students, as well as the level of student involvement in the project.  Timsina, who has organized Appreciation Day for the past two years, also fulfilled the grant requirement that applicants reflect a high level of participation and leadership.

CDC Appreciation Day is a SBHS tradition to celebrate and thank hundreds of CDC students who volunteer within the community in any of the seven CDC programs (Big Buddy, Tutoring, Volunteers in Action, Mentoring, Shadowing, Internships, or Senior Challenge).  This year’s event will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

In previous years, CDC Appreciation Day—held in the conference room of the South Burlington Public Library during the SBHS lunch periods—has included refreshments, small gifts for volunteers, and a certificate of appreciation for each student.
Members of the CDC offer thanks to Timsina for her successful grant application, and for her hard work making CDC Appreciation Day possible.

SOURCE: Patrick Ryan, SBHS CDC Correspondent