The Minnesota Association of Honor Societies and the Minnesota Association of Student Councils Executive Committee met and named Special Olympics as the 2018-2019 MAHS/MASC State Service Project. Honor Societies and Student Councils can decide how they want to support this very important service project. This can be done through financial support and/or service hours. Many schools also participate in the Unified Sports program. This service opportunity can also be recognized as part of the state service project. This link explains Unified Sports.
Schools should keep track of hours volunteered and money donates. At the 2019 MAHS/MASC State Leadership Convention these numbers will be reported and schools recognized for their efforts. Money should be donated directly to a school’s local chapter of Special Olympics or Unified Sports. No money should be sent to MAHS/MASC. Click here to visit the website for the Minnesota Chapter of Special Olympics and Unified Sports.
Food for Kidz
At the first executive board meeting of the year, Food for Kidz was named the state service project. Food for Kidz is located in Steward, Minnesota. The organization will play an important role in the 2018 state convention to be held at ACGC High School. Delegates to the state convention will actually participate in a food-packing event. Individual schools can help with this state wide project with fund raising events to help cover the food costs. The website for the organization is foodforkidz.org.
The MAHS/MASC is excited to combine a state service project with an activity in conjunction with the MAHS/MASC state convention.
The MAHS/MASC Executive Committee has designated the Make-A-Wish program as the state’s service project. They set an ambitious goal of $32,500 or five wishes. Any amount raised by individual schools will help accomplish this goal. Some schools may want to grant their own wish by raising $6500 on their own. Schools may choose to make a donation to the MAHS/MASC office with the designation of Make-A-Wish in the memo section of the check. The MAHS/MASC office then will cut one check to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Either option will provide a wonderful experience for a Make-A-Wish student. Please try and get all checks into the office by April 2.
As part of the MAHS/MASC State Leadership Convention, we will recognize all schools who have donated big or small to this project. If you have any questions, please call 763-232-2501 or send email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Let’s pull together as a State and make an individual’s dream come true.