Wesleyan’s high school service team, Omicron Service Society, and Wesleyan community members partnering with Mercy Care work to live out Wesleyan’s J.O.Y. motto.
Service Day was a chance for all Wesleyan students to get out and make a difference for others. Wesleyan students are incredibly fortunate to work at a school with such a dedicated staff and facilities crew, and the students were excited to be able to give back.
The first of a planned series of annual Service Days offered many opportunities to serve. Omicron Service Society Director Nathan Emmelhainz said, “[Service Day first came to fruition when] Kelsey Rappe came up with the idea (she remembered both 8th grade service day, and the HS service day that her older siblings did years ago). 5-10 years ago there was an annual service day that was a day of no classes for the whole high school. This was changed with an intent to have service always be voluntary – rather than compulsory. This year’s event was entirely voluntary, and was sufficiently successful that we will try it again next year. It will remain voluntary – as an option on PSAT day.”
The Omicron Service Society (OSS) team is bigger than ever and ready to serve. The OSS serves from a mile down the road to helping pack food for families in Africa. It is divided into two smaller teams: green and gold. Each week the team visits at least three different locations.