Members of Green Team Southwestern will be participating in a service learning trip to Chicago May 9-17.
“The Green Team does a service learning trip every year and this year we are going to Chicago,” says Green Team director Jason Speegle. “We are going to be working at Riverwoods Christian Camp, which is a camp for underprivileged kids in the Chicago area.”
Speegle says that the Green Team will help prepare the camp for summer usage by painting, landscaping, wood chopping, and trail paving.
The Green Team will also be attending the Chicago Green Festival on May 14.
“This is an opportunity for our students to experience, serve, and learn from a community and culture that is different from Winfield and the surrounding area,” Speegle says. “We plan to do some hard work, have a lot of fun, and grow as individuals and as a team.”
Students attending the trip are Clint Dick, Spivey; Sydnee Nelson, Clay Center; Sarah Rommelfanger, Baldwin City; Daniel Van Sickle, Maize; Kelcie Parrish, Oklahoma City; Mark Strecker, Tonkawa, Okla.; and Tendai Kwaramba, Zimbabwe.
Alex Gottlob from Gottlob Lawn and Landscape in Winfield will accompany the students along with Speegle.