Operation Days Work - Broad Meadows Middle School, Silver Lake Regional Middle School, Quincy High School and Archbishop Williams H.S.
Student members of Operation Day's Work from Broad Meadows Middle School, Silver Lake Regional Middle School, Quincy High School and Archbishop Williams H.S.
Some of us live in places that have plenty of food, houses, doctors and schools. Some of us live in places where most, if not all, of these things are hard to find. None of us get to pick where we are born. How would your family survive without enough food, clean water or medicine? More importantly, how would you solve these problems without an education? Every day, millions of children around the world face these issues.
That is the philosophy of a group of local students who work in their schools and communities to raise funds to help less fortunate kids in developing countries around the world.
The program is Operation Days Work - USA (ODW-USA), and was establshed in 1998. Since that time, ODW students have raised more than $300,000 to build schools, improve health conditions and end child labor practices, all to help their peers in less fortunate countries. ODW students believe that young people around the world deserve a chance to have a good, healthy life, no matter where they live.
ODW strives to teach students and people everywhere that youth in less fortunate countries are no different than in the United States. These students need an education to change their situation and that of their country.
Each spring, ODW students participate in a “work day” in their respective communities. On a designated day, students find odd jobs to complete around their community, such as park cleanups, landscaping, sign painting, etc.
The goal of the work day is two-fold:
1.) Students help to make their own community a better place to live, and
2.) all the proceeds from those jobs go toward the selected ODW project for that year.
ODW-USA was established as a national program in 1998 by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) modeled on a Norwegian program. The local ODW students have sustained and grown the program with virtually no help. They call all the shots, make all the decisions and have established a long legacy of youth helping youth.
ODW-USA teaches youth in the United States to take responsibility for what is going on around them and to be a force for positive change in their local and global communities.
Please strongly consider the students of ODW-USA as CLASS ACTS. The program is amazing and so are the students who's dedication has helped thousands of less fortunate kids across the globe.