Thursday, September 3, 2015

Purple With a Purpose



The Capital City got a bit of a spruce-up, thanks to the elbow grease of about 75 TWHS students.
The T-West student body was recently treated to an assembly led by Greg Tehven. Tehven is the co-founder of Students Today Leaders Forever, a national non-profit that has hosted 25,000 students to serve 336,000 hours of community service across the U.S. He believes that students have the power to create the communities they want to live in and encouraged the students atTopeka West to become active in their community.

Following the assembly, about 75 Chargers boarded busses and headed for Wanamaker. There, they split up into teams to pick up litter from one of Topeka’s busiest thoroughfares. Paper scraps, discarded cups and even wayward hubcaps made their way into the students’ large trash bags. Despite the messy work—not to mention the heat and humidity—the kids were upbeat and cheerful as they made their way up and down Wanamaker.
The kids had a great time helping out their community and our city shines a little brighter today because of them. Way to go, Chargers!!