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Upstate Giving, June 19, 2017

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Students volunteered more than 700 hours of community service

Students in the Connecting Arts Through Service Club at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities were recognized in a recent Service Recognition Program for volunteering more than 700 hours in community service during the school year.

According to a news release, club members worked with approximately 20 nonprofit groups and organizations, including the Greenville County Library, Frazee Dream Center, Let There Be Mom, Mental Health America of Greenville County, Operation Gratitude, Salvation Army, Sterling Community Center and others.

The Connecting Arts Through Service Club was developed to provide opportunities for students to use their skills and knowledge in real-life situations while developing a sense of social awareness, responsibility and leadership, according to the release. Students are encouraged to help identify social needs in the community and plan ways to address those needs. They have taken on projects and partnerships that address the environment, at-risk children, the elderly, homelessness, hunger, disaster relief and literacy. 

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