Next generation of Ky. leaders give back to community


by Rachel Platt

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 4:59 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It's not math; it's not science-- this is food prep?

It’s a lesson in leadership for these high school students from across the state.

Scholars are helping with dinner prep at the Salvation Army in Louisville. They are preparing Thursday’s menu for about 200 people who are counting on them.

Eighteen rising high school seniors are helping with dinner and unloading deliveries at the Salvation Army.

And the one thing they've noticed? The people who work and volunteer at the Salvation Army have a smile on their face.

Major Ann Penhale said when you are giving back, it brings pleasure, and no matter what you do for a living, giving back should be part of it.

Part of the hope is these students will remember today and decide to give back no matter what they choose to do in life.

They are our leaders of tomorrow and it's part of the lesson with GSP.

Bryan Rich said part of being a good leader, is giving back to your community.

For Nasir Stoner of Seneca High School, the work at the Salvation Army has been humbling; humbling but its life changing at the same time.

That light-bulb moment when you realize it's the big and little things you do that can make a difference.

Making a difference no matter your age is something these scholars are learning first hand; scholars who say they’ll be back.

Coming back to give back is a lesson that only happens outside the classroom.


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