Friday, August 30, 2013

Getting Involved at SuHI

Happy College Awareness Day!!!

The last day of every month is college awareness day and this month our theme was "Getting Involved at SuHi: the importance of extracurricular activities and community service."

During lunch, the counseling center hosted a mini community service fair where students had the opportunity to pick up community service forms and information about upcoming community service opportunities. The Red Cross, the Arc of San Diego, and Key club were also present providing students with information on ways to get involved.

Pictures from our mini community service fair.

In case you missed it here is some of the information that was passed out or come by the counseling center to pick up a flyer.

The Arc of San Diego

American Red Cross

Need Community Service?
How do you get started? Call or email any of the community service opportunities you are interested in. Then say, "Hi I'm ____________ from Sweetwater High School and I'm looking for community service opportunities. Can I please speak with someone who might be able to help me?". Simple as that! Make sure you have a pen and paper to take notes down while you are on the phone! Need help, see your Social Science teacher or counselor!
Here are some upcoming events to help inspire you!
Ø  Pacific Arts Movement
Volunteer at one of the largest media arts organizations in North America that focuses on Asian American and Asian international cinema.

Ø  San Diego Food Bank
Give back to the community by volunteering at one of the largest hunger relief organization in San Diego County.

Ø  National City Library
The library is a great place to have a positive impact in the community. Volunteer as a literacy tutor or doing office work.
For more info visit the Literacy Services office or call (619) 470-5800

Ø  Ruben H. Fleet Science Center
Interested in science? Then check out the opportunities to volunteer at the amazing Ruben H Fleet Science Center.
For more info contact or visit their website.
Ø  Bubble Run
Help the Bubble Run Team organize a successful event by volunteering to set-up, clean-up, or help out race day.
Volunteer opportunities on Friday September 6th or Saturday September 7th.
For more info or to sign up online visit:

Ø  Out of the Darkness 5k
Join the “SuhiLives” team by walking or supporting the Out of Darkness 5k walk benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The walk is on Saturday October 19th. For more information or to sign up visit:

Ø  Paradise Valley Hospital
Interested in the health field? Volunteer at Paradise Valley Hospital, Volunteers (619) 470-4122

Ø  City of San Diego
Volunteer opportunities with the City of San Diego range from animal shelters, law offices, parks and recreation, voting, and more!

Ø  Other volunteer opportunities can be found by visiting:

Ø  Join this group on Facebook to get updates on new community service opportunities!

For more great ideas remember to visit regularly!
Good Luck and Give back!!!