More than 130 students from 22 Toledo-area high schools gave-up their Saturday Nov. 16 to participate in a Students In Action event designed inspire and empower them to change the culture of their high school campuses through charity, community service and teamwork.
The event was held in the Grogan Room at The University of Toledo’s (UT) Savage Arena. Students listened to presenters including representatives from Leadership Toledo; Larry Burns of The University of Toledo;, Col. Steven Nordau’s of the 180th Fighter Wing; Dr. Michael O’Shea, adjunct professor at UT and BGSU and representatives from several area not-for-profit organizations. Topics included “Leadership,” “The Ethic of Care” and “Having the Right Plan.”
The young leaders of Toledo in attendance used words like, “inspiring,” and “motivational” to describe the four hours they spent both in learning sessions followed by an hour long service project covering the UT campus.
At a recent Students In Action event, students learned creative ways to engage peers through ice breakers and other activities. Team leaders for the events included students from Northwood, Lake, Perrysburg, Anthony Wayne, Springfield, St. Ursula Academy and Maumee high schools.