Thursday, January 7, 2010

Leadership and Social Change Class Hosting Bingo Night To Raise $$$ For Homeless and Hungry

The Burlington High School Leadership and Social Change class is hosting a BINGO NIGHT on Thursday, January 14th. The event will run from 6:30 – 8:30 in the high school cafeteria. Attendees will have an opportunity to play bingo, listen to music provided by student D.J. Anthony Manni, and view performances by the BHS improv club, Idle Hands.

Students in the Leadership and Social Change class have spent the semester studying the causes and consequences of various substantive issues affecting society today, in addition to developing the skills and experiences required to address those issues. They have worked on a number of awareness and change campaigns, including BHS’s first ever Peace Week, and a “Spare Change for Social Change” project to help fund the development of a new home for abandoned and orphaned girls in Mtwapa, Kenya.

Bingo Night is part of the students’ efforts to promote responsible citizenship and address the rise in homeless and hunger in Massachusetts. The proceeds from the event will be donated to Boston-based organizations that tackle the root causes of homelessness and hunger, as well as assist those in need.

The improv group IDLE HANDS, which is new to BHS this year, has been a huge success. Founded by seniors David Murray and Chelsea Rose, and advised by English teacher Anne Ford, the club has delighted BHS audiences with their comic talents over and over again. Idle Hands will perform between bingo games, and even provide a prize or two. One of the many prize packs attendees have the opportunity to win includes a song, featuring the winner’s name, performed on-the-spot by members of the club.

The price for admission is $5.00. Tickets will be sold at the door.

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