RA Learners Have Key Roles in Clarksville Cares

November 16th, 2016

Clarksville Cares is a program that was created in the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year in an effort to help supply students with school supplies, clothing, and food that kids may not have access to otherwise. Any student in need may benefit from this program.

Renaissance Academy learners play a key role in Clarksville Cares. Learners often devote hours of their time sorting through, shopping for, and packing supplies and food for those less fortunate. Major events include: Pack the Bus — which is a back to school event held to provide school supplies to set students up for success, Touch the Truck — a time to connect with community members and spread awareness of Clarksville Cares, and an annual gift wrapping event to prepare donated gifts for elementary school students to unveil on Christmas morning.

Donations for Clarksville Cares can be submitted online through PayPal or in person at Renaissance Academy.  CLICK HERE for additional information on how to help!



RA Learners Skype with Retired Congressman Lee Hamilton

Learners in Mr. Whicker’s World Perspectives Class got the opportunity on Monday, Nov. 7 to Skype with retired Congressman Lee Hamilton concerning foreign policy and world conflict! Thanks to Mr. Hamilton for taking time to have a discussion with our learners!

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Key Club Members Attend Key Leader Training

Four Key Club Members representing Renaissance Academy and Clarksville High School attended a Key Leader Training at Camp Tecumseh near Brooksville, IN from Nov. 4-6.  There were around 95 teen leaders from all over the state of Indiana in attendance.

“Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today’s young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership—it comes from helping others succeed.”

Sponsored by Kiwanis International, the students participated in activities focusing on the leadership traits of integrity, growth, respect, community, and excellence. They each became members of a “neighborhood” sharing in a variety of activities, including an afternoon of team building challenges.

Keegan Allred,  Analise DeKorte, Tabatha Schwartz and Hannah Smith greatly enjoyed and benefited from this memorable event and return to CCSC with new ideas to make our community a better place and teach others to serve through volunteerism.