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Mr. Smith, Mrs. Frost and student leaders with paint rollers and paint in front of panels

Students and staff at Glenwood Junior High are excited to participate in a Global Youth Service Day project aimed at transforming their own school. The BGJHS Paint Project will  bring back the “maroon” hue that some say has been missing from Glenwood since the 1990’s.  

Right now, there are nearly 100 brown outside panels between the windows that have lost their lustre-- some have been damaged by woodpeckers and other areas just worn by weather.  Science teacher and Student Leadership advisor Laura Frost applied for a ServeOhio GYSD Grant that will reimburse the school for nearly $2,000 in paint and supplies.  Students and staff will supply the muscle to get the job done!

“A group of staff will be taping off and prepping the panels to be painted over the next two weeks,” said Mrs. Frost.  “We’ve finished one panel and painted it, and the vibrant maroon really stands out!”   

A big group of our students and staff will dedicate Saturday,  April 24--Global Youth Services Day--as the day for the majority of the painting to be done.  Many of our usual community service opportunities were affected by Covid restrictions this year.  This outdoor project is a perfect way for our students to get involved and give back.  

The 2021 Global Youth Service Day Grant awarded to Glenwood Junior High is worth $1,992.  Private and federal funds for this grant are provided through the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism

Global Youth Service Day is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world and the only one that celebrates all youth ages 5-25. Activities are organized in more than 100 countries each April and engage millions, making it the largest annual celebration of young volunteers.


Mrs. Frost and Mr. Smith in front of a newly painted panel in the courtyard

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