Volunteering with ReWA’s Graduation Ceremony for Youth Programs 2016
Reconnecting with our 2015 partner charity ReWA, WPIG members were delighted to assist in the annual “moving up” ceremony, aka graduations for each grade level, for after school youth program elementary students. On a sunny Saturday afternoon, WPIG members helped decorate for the graduation ceremony, set-up a free book fair for students to take books home for summer, organize the buffet table filled with potluck and catered food for lunch, serve 40 kids and their families lunch and cake, and assist with clean-up after the ceremony and reception. The best part for all of us? Seeing the proud smiles of accomplishment after a long school year for each of the kids as they walked through the ceremony, ate lunch, and celebrated with multiple rounds of cake.
ReWA empowers families and strengthens communities through wrap-around services including not only the youth program, but also programs such as early childhood education, employment and vocational training, English language courses, family and housing support, homeless prevention, mental health services, domestic violence support, naturalization and legal services, and senior nutrition and wellness.