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2008 Earth Day/Global Youth Service Day
Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 2:30pm
Are you interested in connecting with the Portland metropolitan community? Do you want to interact with other PSU students, faculty and staff in an effort to serve the city? Then the 2008 Earth Day/Global Youth Service Day is for you!

Students at eight K-8 schools in Northeast and outer Southeast Portland participating in after-school leadership development and community service clubs through the new Educate, Dream, Give: Empower program have worked with Student Leaders for Service to develop service projects focused on their schools and the surrounding communities.

Saturday, April 26th, 2008
Participants will meet at on-site at the service project they have chosen. TriMet day passes will be available for anyone needing transportation. Lunch and snacks will be provided at project sites. All necessary project supplies will be provided.
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Please visit to register!

Projects will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather and the task(s) at hand.

  • Woodmere Elementary School - Volunteers will take Woodmere students on a field trip to the Learning Garden Laboratory, a sustainable community farm, where they will work in the arboretum, lay compost, etc. Students will be making stepping stones beforehand to donate to the Learning Garden Lab.
  • Lane Middle School - Work with Lane Middle School students and community volunteers to paint a wall mural in the dance instruction area.
  • Whitman Elementary School - This project will focus on the beautification and rejuvenation of the playground at Whitman Elementary. Volunteers and students will remove trash and weeds and paint a large mural.
  • Vernon School - Volunteers will be helping Vernon students paint flowerpots to donate to a senior citizens' center. Volunteers will also work in the school garden, and there will also be fun activities going on, such as face painting and karaoke.
  • Woodlawn School - Volunteers will be working and planting in the school garden, and will assist Woodlawn students with art projects related to the garden (stepping stones, terra cotta pots, etc.).
  • Ockley Green School - Volunteers will be weeding and planting in the community garden, and will be assisting students in building small cob-based art projects.
  • King School - Volunteers will be planting flowers and plants in the garden area, installing a fence around the garden area and painting a ground mural in the courtyard.
  • Kelly Elementary School is also seeking volunteers to assist with their Earth Day program on Saturday, May 3rd. Please contact Christine Rhoney at 503-348-4544 or for more information or to register to volunteer***

Sponsored by Student Leaders for Service, the Center for Academic Excellence, EDG:E, and Multnomah County Department of Human Services. Please contact Kyle Bray at 503-725-8311/, or Emily Hoffer at 503-725-8132/ with any questions or concerns.