• Schoolhouse Radio... Time for Class!
     
    The students in the Radio Broadcasting program volunteer for a monthly community service project during the 2015-2016 academic year. Many thanks to the young people and their families who willingly give their time and their hearts to those in our community most in need. Thank you. We do what we do because we believe it is a good thing to help our neighbors.
     
    You reap what you sow.
     
    Before us...
    OCTOBER 24, 2015 - As has become our tradition, we'll gather together in the Pumpkin Patch in Salem Square for the annual Jack-O-Lantern Carving Competition. It's free. It's fun. And we wouldn't miss it! Y'all come on.
     
    Behind us...
    SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 - Finley Lewis, Carmen Ramirez, Ethan Smith and Rachel Torres joined forces with the Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission at the International Village in Corpening Plaza to help decorate and set-up for one of our cities best-kept secrets. It was a celebration of culture, diversity, education and inclusiveness and we were pleased to be able to join the party. (Especially with Ethan and Mr. G leading a Zumba session! It happened.)
     
    MAY 9, 2015 - For our last community service project of the 2014-2015 school year, Josh Harris, Rachel Torres, Tomas Villalba Portel and Brett Wiseman donned their overalls and got in the dirt at The Farm at the Children's Home on Reynolda Road. We picked twenty gallons of strawberries to be sold to benefit the work and outreach of the Children's Home. Maybe... possibly... we ate a berry or two but there is no video evidence and we'll never tell!
     
    APRIL 25, 2015 - Thank you Ashley Baugh, Bryson Harrison, Dylan Klein, Keanue Kuteh, Rachel Torres and Tomas Villalba Portel! These folks volunteered to work with children in the SciWorks booth during the Earth Day Fair at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. Lots of people, lots of learning, lots of laughter. LOTS of happy thoughts and good memories. Kids helping kids.
     
    MARCH 21, 2015 - A few intrepid souls dared to return to the Career Center on a Saturday to help clean up following the 2015 CHEERWINE COOK-OFF! Anything but glamorous, they moved tables, gathered trash and carried food. It was extraordinarily helpful. Thank you Ashley Baugh, Jada Boyd, Dylan Klein and Tomas Villalba Portel. Well done.
     
    MARCH 21, 2015 - Ashley Baugh, Jada Boyd, Courtney Cline, Dylan Klein, Tomas Villalba Portel and Phil Gasaway gathered at the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission to wrap Christmas gifts for the residents. An ongoing project, it is one for which we were pleased to be a part. Our group worked 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and each individual's Scotch tape proficiency increased dramatically! 
     
    DECEMBER 18 and 19, 2014 - A holiday custom we hold near and dear in the radio broadcasting family is our group effort to collect money in order to purchase Christmas gifts for the Career Center's custodial staff. It is a little thing, but it matters. Turkeys were given to our six custodians December 18 and 19 as a small token of thanks for everything these folks do to help make our life a little bit easier.  
     
    NOVEMBER 20, 2014 - Ashley Baugh, Jada Boyd, Blake Cox, Dylan Klein and MaKayla Massey joined forces at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC to sort donated food items and package eggs for distribution to the numerous local and regional agencies working to eliminate hunger in our community. It was a poignant moment for our children and an evening they'll not soon forget.
     
    OCTOBER 25, 2014 - A handful of our young people met in Salem Square with our friends from Old Salem to work and play in the Community Pumpkin Patch. It was a wonderful moment for our kids, the community and Old Salem beneath the sturdy oak trees in the heart of Winston-Salem's historical and religious center.
     
    SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 - Our first service project of the year took place at one of our communities' most respected and well-established charities, the Ronald McDonald House. Ten students, three family members and one teacher joined forces at RMH for a morning of cleaning rooms, changing bed linens and washing windows! It was time well-spent in the house love built. 
     
    DECEMBER, 2013 - Members of our program collected more than 200 canned food items to benefit the Maple Springs United Methodist Church Food Pantry  as well as loose change for the Samaritan Ministries Pennies Campaign.  Our three classes worked together to purchase Christmas hams for the custodial staff at Career Center as a small token of thanks for all those folks do to help make our lives a little bit easier.
     
    NOVEMBER, 2013 - Four students from the radio broadcasting program volunteered at the Piedmont Craftsmen Fair at MC Benton Convention Center on a chilly Sunday evening helping local artisans pack one of a kind creations in preparation for the next gathering of one of America's most talented and imaginative collectives of visionary artists.
     
    OCTOBER, 2013 - Seven students, three families, two dogs, one friend and a multitude of siblings spent a frosty Saturday morning in the Old Salem Pumpkin Patch.  We helped, laughed, played and learning alongside students from Salem College and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  We'll be back next year!
     
    SEPTEMBER, 2013 - Five students and two adults spent two hours washing baseboards, sweeping floors, watering plants and folding laundry at the SECU Family House.  It was a great morning and time incredibly well spent.
     
    DECEMBER, 2012 - The radio broadcasting family gathered together and purchased gifts for the Career Center custodial staff before leaving for the Christmas holiday.  It was a good thing to say "we appreciate you and thank you for watching over us."
     
    NOVEMBER, 2012 - Our students helped collect food for the annual canned food drive to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.
     
    NOVEMBER, 2012 - Several of our young men loaded their trucks with rakes, blowers and commercial grade hedge clippers and spent a brisk Saturday morning gathering leaves and trimming shrubbery at the Brook Women's Hope Center.
     
    OCTOBER, 2012 - We worked in the Pumpkin Patch at Old Salem, helping families carve jack-o-lanterns.  We moved the pumpkins to Salem Square for display during the annual "Legends & Lanterns" event.