Students painting apartment hallway
Apr 28, 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Minnehaha Academy Students

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Minnehaha Academy engages their students in a week of volunteer work as part of their schoolwork. Each semester students can choose where to volunteer and what type of work. Even though, they could have volunteered out-of-state, students chose to serve their Twin Cities community instead. A group of 10th grade students volunteered with Project for Pride in Living (PPL) at the Fort Road Flats apartment building in St. Paul. 

They painted two hallways and the entry way of the building over two days. At first, the students said that two hallways and the entryway seemed like a lot to get done in that time. Once they started the project, however, they learned to work as a team and enjoy the project. Oletha, one of the students said, “The best part of the project was to see how nice the apartments looked afterwards.” Zarion, another student added, “It was good to see the few residents in the hallway. To see that we were affecting people’s everyday lives.” The students said they really enjoyed their volunteer experience with PPL and hope to come back in the future for more volunteer projects.