30 Days 4 Change!

April was a whirlwind of a month, and we loved every minute of it! The students at Bentonville High School who participated in “30 Days 4 Change” did an amazing job. With the help of Scott Herron, Teacher and Student Advisor, the groups were able to accomplish a tremendous amount for local organizations. We are excited to announce that winner of the first ever 30 Days for Change & a grant of $1,000 is….LifeSource International. Congratulations to the student group who made this possible- Kelly Xia, Emily Sellers and Shelby Thompson. Thanks to Kevin Fitzpatrick, Corrie...

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30 Days for Change

The “30 days 4 Change” student groups from Bentonville High School have been hard at work with their local nonprofit partners (Samaritan Community Center, 99 Balloons, Life Source, Saving Grace, and 7 Hills)! The month of April has been busy as the groups  continue to implement their impact campaigns. The group partnered with SAMCC is planning a can food drive to stock the food pantry at the center. They will be hosting it through Bentonville High School, and local Bentonville Neighborhoods. The Rogers Samaritan Center serves 100-150 families/week through their food pantry, and...

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“30 Days 4 Change” Student Teams are on their way…

April 1st was the kick off of the 2012 Campaign for “30 Days 4 Change” an initiative designed to engage students ideas with new approaches to addressing community needs. The 5 student groups are paired with 5 Northwest Arkansas Nonprofits that include Samaritan Community Center, 7 Hills Homeless Center, Lifesource International, Saving Grace & 99 Balloons.  Each student group is charged with developing an action plan to address some of the organizational needs. Today was the regroup of week 1 for 30D4C, and we had an opportunity to get a quick look at the work that is...

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30 Days 4 Change 2012 Campaign Begins Now!

On April 1st, Bentonville High School Students Kick off the first “30 Days 4 Change” campaign targeted at making a positive difference in our community! 30 Days 4 Change is designed to… Engage students to inspire new ideas and new approaches to community needs. Expose nonprofit organizations to a new generation who desire to make positive change. Provide opportunities for ideas to be replicated by other nonprofit organizations. Groups have been paired with a Northwest Arkansas Nonprofit Organization addressing poverty related issues and have from April 1st to April 30th...

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Bentonville High School Kicks off Cobblestone Project Chapter

For those who don’t have the opportunity to work directly with teenagers it might be hard to understand where they are coming from. They might seem a little odd to most adults, as they have their particular set of interests and ideas about the world. Most of them might seem silly, or rude, or awkward to many outside of their culture but after 9 years of teaching and 3 years of youth ministry this seemingly different group never ceases to surprise me. Maybe they are hard to understand as we (adults) see them but at every turn there are some that are every bit as excited about making a...

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