SRLA Cares raises social, environmental, and community awareness through various community projects throughout the training season. SRLA Cares provides an opportunity for SRLA students to give back to their communities both large and small.
Here’s how Luis, a 2016 SRLA high school graduate and SRLA Scholarship recipient, described the impact of participating in SRLA Cares:
I’ve been inspired by the generosity of SRLA, through the opportunity to participate in smaller races before the marathon. In every race, each school is encouraged to partake in SRLA Cares, focused on bringing a specific item to give back to the community. Before my exposure to this, I have never truly understood the importance of providing a lending hand. Therefore, in my transition to high school, I entered with a state of mind of doing something similar. Over the course of my four years in high school, I have earned over 300 hours of community [service]…. SRLA does a lot for the community and I aimed to do the same.
SRLA Cares Breaks Guinness World Record
On Saturday, August 9, 2014, SRLA collected and counted 18,302 shoes at Belvedere Middle School and broke the Guinness World Record for “Most Shoes Collected for Recycling, which previously stood at 16,407 shoes!
2019 - 2020 SRLA Cares Students Challenges
If you have a student that would like to take on one or both challenges contact Harry, email@example.com
Perfect attendance through May 15th
B or better in every class for the year
Complete every SRLA event
Help someone at school who you do no know with a school project
Coordinate your groups efforts with any 3 of the following 6 projects:
100 dollars for Every Penny Counts
100 pounds of recyclables for Reduce Reuse Recycle
100 cans of food items from Yes we CAN!
100 paper goods for Supply Us
100 toys or school supplies for Bring Joy with a Toy and Be Cool to a School
100 lbs of pasta for Pasta to make a difference
SRLA Environmental - Who Cares
Commit to NOT USE single serving plastic bottles through May 15th
Recycle 100 lbs of plastics bottles from not through May 15th
View the following 3 films and submit short reviews:
Amazing Grace & Chuck
Visit a landfill and a water treatment facility. Submit short review and a few selfies
Create and implement a school-wide 1 (or more) day recycling project
Create an eco-art project and submit a few pictures
Adults are also welcome to take on the SRLA Environmental - Who Cares challenge