Zian Mahfuz – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-  On Tuesday, Aug. 29 the LRHS United Nation’s International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) club held their first meeting after school in order to provide information about this new club and what it will bring to the school.

The club is a student-led group that is partnered with UNICEF USA. UNICEF partners with the United Nations to advocate and fundraise for children who are less privileged.

The club’s adviser is LRHS social studies teacher Kathleen Soles.

Every month members receive a topic to focus on to raise money. These may include education, food, shelter, medical aid, etc. They come up with fundraisers and follow ones that UNICEF suggests or offers.

Students earn community service hours by volunteering at these events. The money raised gets donated to UNICEF.

“The UNICEF club helps in a global perspective looking at how we can help places around the world,” said Soles. Not only do students earn community hours, but they learn the disadvantages of the less privileged and how they can help.

This is the first UNICEF high school club in the county.

Meetings are every other Tuesday.

The club is currently looking for more students to participate. Mustansgs can pick up an application in room 564.

Leadership roles are open. They need a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and a Historian.

The leaders are selected by a committee of teachers.  Leaders meet every week.

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