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Tulsa Tech Students Give Volunteerism a High-Five

Magazine article Techniques

Tulsa Tech Students Give Volunteerism a High-Five

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Four Tulsa Technology Center students, accompanied by a mile's worth of vinyl, traveled from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Washington, D.C., in October to unscroll banners and lay down a challenge to their fellow students nationwide to get more involved in community service volunteering.

"We're here to challenge all schools and all students to hold their own Presidents' Student Summits"-forums run by student councils to determine community needs, propose solutions and gather time commitments from young people, said recent Tulsa Tech graduate Jared Swekosky, who was accompanied by classmates Danny Stos, Amber Meadors and Monte Brown. The idea for the student summits grew out of last April's Presidents' Summit on America's Future in Philadelphia. That national summit outlined a five-point program for improving the lives of at-risk children. This provided a framework for student volunteerism at Tulsa Tech-which adopted its own "high-five" goals-and prompted some new community service activities, according to Diane Moore, the school's vocational student organization coordinator. …

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