4,000 AUHSD students prepare for the 6th Annual Servathon on January 20 honoring MLK National Day of Service

4,000 Anaheim Union students are poised to participate in the Sixth Annual AUHSD Servathon on Monday, January 20, 2020, coinciding with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday and National Day of Service.

Students will be accomplishing more than 100 different service projects across the communities of Anaheim, Cypress, Buena Park, La Palma, and Stanton. The service projects, which range from the traditional, such as neighborhood or campus cleanups, to out-of-the box initiatives, such as teaching technology to senior citizens, are designed to give students experiences that will better connect them with neighborhoods, businesses, the elderly, and younger students.

Superintendent Michael Matsuda, who initially proposed the idea of a District-wide Servathon, is very proud of all the students, staff, parents, and the community that have institutionalized the event throughout the District: “The AUHSD believes in spreading kindness and compassion by providing opportunities that allow students to serve their community, and I am gratified by how enthusiastically students have embraced the concept.” In addition, Superintendent Matsuda understands the importance this event has in creating connection: “With increased student isolation and depression, many of our participants find healing in Servathon’s capacity to connect within our community.”

Attached is the list of Servathon projects; those taking place on our campuses are generally from 8 am to noon. Thank you to all the staff members who are leading students in their service work! Thank you especially to Servathon chair Paul Chylinski for all his efforts.

2020 AUHSD Servathon Projects

This article was released by the Anaheim Union High School District.