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KVO/CBOT Students give back to the community

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KVO/CBOT students learn about the importance of charitable giving by helping others.
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Students pose proudly with their teacher.

Students pose proudly with their teacher. /(L to R, Back to Front) Bob Paauwe, Robert Long, Samuel Binion, Kevin Westbrook, Nicholas Frost, Troy Dorris, Heather Dykema, Braden Traylor, and Britton Appleberry

One component of the Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Occupational Training Program's curriculum is to prepare our students to be active participants and contributing members of their community.  This includes being aware of the needs of others and those less fortunate.  In recognition of Michigan's Homeless Awareness Week, which runs November 10 through the 18, our First Place 2 students raised money to contribute to the Guiding Light Mission.  Through their concerted efforts, they were able to raise $65 and to collect assorted can goods to assisted in providing homeless individuals and families of Grand Rapids a Thanksgiving dinner. We are so proud of our students.  Their generosity continues to inspire us all. Homeless Awareness Week is a statewide observance to educate the public about the complexities of homelessness and the diligent work being done to bring relief to those most in need. 

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