Members of UVA Beta Club, DECA, and National Honor Society serve at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

UVA is pleased to recognize this week as National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week is a special time to celebrate and thank the individuals who give their time to serve their communities. University View Academy (UVA) honors the hard work and commitment of our many student volunteers. 

Empowering students to be productive global citizens is a crucial goal at UVA. Several UVA student organizations such as Beta Club, National Honor Society (NHS), and DECA value volunteerism and service as cornerstones. These clubs engage in service projects around Louisiana throughout the school year, including assisting at UVA staff events and assembling holiday care packages for U.S. troops serving overseas. Members of these organizations recently volunteered their time on a Saturday at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

NHS co-sponsor Kayla Bourg had worked with the food bank before and organized the service opportunity. The NHS sponsors and student volunteers sorted and packed food donations for the school BackPack Program, an initiative of Feeding America that helps provide families free groceries for weekends and school breaks. 

“I was very proud seeing our students serve their community,” shared NHS sponsor Natalie Miller via email. “They worked very hard and showed genuine interest in learning more about the food bank and how they can continue to help in the future. Service is important at NHS, and it was wonderful to see the students put this into practice.”

Miller and Bourg hope to continue expanding the service opportunities available to NHS students, especially in northern areas of Louisiana where they have not held as many projects. UVA is proud to empower our student and teacher volunteers during National Volunteer Week and throughout the year. 

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