All Kinds of News for July 11, 2018
On Saturday, June 30th, several Auldern Academy students volunteered at Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro, NC. As part of the Auldern phase system, students can earn privileges and responsibilities, while practicing specific core values. For this community service trip, students at the Humanitarian phase or above, spent the day caring for rescued animals while learning to be good stewards of the environment.
“I loved it there,” one student said. “The tigers were so cute and they had really big cages with lots of structures for them to play around on.”
Volunteers and donations are in high demand at Carolina Tiger Rescue, and they have developed workgroup opportunities for the community, including special programs for high school students. During this service trip, students assisted with various construction, maintenance, and grounds tasks.
“We got to help get a cage ready for one of the tigers,” a student said. “We had to clear away vines and debris that was covering the cage. It was awesome.”
Because many Tiger Rescue tasks involve some construction and moderately strenuous activity, students have to be at least 16 to participate. Some jobs, however, require using leadership and interpersonal skills, for example, students have the opportunity to help supervise youth volunteer groups from local schools and clubs.
“The girls really enjoyed the experience,” Auldern Executive Director, Angie Fusco said. “The campus was abuzz with excitement when they returned."
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Auldern Academy is a college preparatory, therapeutic boarding school for young women ages 14 to 18. We provide a positive platform that helps transform the lives of young women academically, emotionally, and socially.