On Saturday, April 26th, WHSAD students collaborated with volunteers from the not-for-profit organization City Year to supervise nearly 500 Starbucks volunteers to paint the Harry Van Arsdale Campus. These students have worked together during the past month designing art work using techniques they have learned in their architecture classes, prepping and priming the walls, and selecting the color scheme to help make their school look like a better place.
While the work isn’t done (these students will still be continuing what they have started by completing final touch-ups), these youngsters have accomplished a lot. Not only did they learn the importance of planning and preparation, but they have also established contacts who work in Starbucks’ corporate offices who were encouraged to provide them with college and career advice as they move on to their lives beyond high school. One of the Starbucks volunteers even trained freshman Shai Barrett on public speaking skills as she practiced the speech that she made in front of 500-plus people during the afternoon closing ceremony.
On behalf of the WHSAD students and staff, we would like to thank Starbucks, UNIQLO, Deloitte, and especially the enthusiastic young volunteers from City Year for their work in beautifying our school.
If you would like to see the work that has been done so far. Please do not hesitate to visit the Photo Gallery.