(Teen Homeschoolers Radically Impacting Lexington County Lives)
THRILL is a community service group for SHIELD’s 8th-12th graders. The goal of THRILL is to provide our teens with an opportunity to experience community service in ways that might not be possible outside of a group. THRILL's desire is to give students the opportunity to understand the concept of showing Christ's love by serving others and to help teach leadership and organizational skills while fostering a servant’s heart. Students, along with the help of their parents and the THRILL coordinators, are required to organize a service project for our group each year. We regularly serve at Hope Bridge at the Hollies adult day care center, Operation Christmas Child, LICS, Special Olympics, Project Linus, and more.
We hold a Kick-Off Planning Meeting in August and a Mid-Year Planning Meeting in January. Service project days and times vary. Students log volunteer hours and have the opportunity to earn a Presidential Volunteer Service Award which is presented to qualifying students at Achievement Night in May. Every year, a number of THRILL students earn bronze, silver, and gold awards.
We hope to help your child find a volunteer service area that they enjoy and would like to continue doing into adulthood. Encourage your teens to serve others and come serve with them when you can!
If you have any questions, please contact one of the THRILL Coordinators:
Karen Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Taylor, email@example.com