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Auburn Students Give Back to Military and Community
CONCORD TWP. –Auburn Career Center’s students are focusing on bringing awareness to an important issue and giving back to the community and military for their student organization competitions.
Auburn’s Allied Health Technology students Rachel Schneider (Chardon), Breana Noble (Cardinal), Lizbeth Cruz and Yuli Rea Flores (both of Harvey) assembled care packages for a troop in Guam. They collected deodorant, band aids, toothpaste, toothbrushes, travel size shampoo and body wash, chap stick, hard candy, baby wipes, icy hot and ibuprofen for their SkillsUSA project.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization that is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Competitions are held annually and include numerous contests. The contests are judged by volunteers including industry representatives and community leaders.
Nicole Golding (Madison) and Brookelle Florian (ECOT), of Auburn’s Teaching Professions Pathway class, are focused on and spoke with students about domestic violence and dating abuse as part of their Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) project.
“Our beginning stage was to bring awareness to dating violence. We want to continue what we are doing and be involved in the community,” said Golding.
Golding and Florian have expanded their efforts and are collecting toiletries and cleaning supplies for the Forbes House, a non-profit domestic violence shelter.
“It feels good to know that we are doing something and making a difference, even if it’s in a small way,” said Florian.
FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in family and consumer sciences education.