Children’s Aid AmeriCorps Team Completes 24-Hour Service Challenge!

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Recently five members of our AmeriCorps program completed a 24-Hours of Service Challenge. The team consisted of Nicole Vanterpool, Samanatha Pena, Yatnery Almonte, and Marielle Rodriguez, all of whom serve as trainers with the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). The day started at 8 a.m. at the TGIM Bronx Impact Community Giveback event, where our volunteers helped set up and then keep the booths running smoothly. The event brought together children and families of the community, featuring live musical performances, arts and crafts, and read-alouds. Participants received a free backpack, clothing, and food giveaways.

Next, our fearless team headed over to Randall's Island to lend their efforts to the 2nd annual Moonwalk hosted by Walk the Walk America, an organization that raises breast cancer awareness and supports breast cancer initiatives. After more live music and other activities, walkers tackled either a full or half marathon, many of them sporting festive, decorated pink bras.

Weary but feeling accomplished, the Children’s Aid team finally closed out their own marathon on Sunday morning, having completed 26 hours of service!!!