Students Honored for Logging Over 2,000 Volunteer Hours

Published 04/03 2014 05:49PM

Updated 04/03 2014 10:57PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Optimist Club of St. Joseph honored five students for volunteering in the community through it's 2nd Annual Youth Appreciation Program.

The students were given plaques and gift cards for their efforts. Organizers say they're happy teens want to spend their spare time helping others.

"The students do have many choices of ways to spend their time and we certainly appreciate when they are spending time being productive. We recognize that and get outside of ourselves and serve others is always a good thing," said Lisa Little with the Optimist Club.

Combined, these young students have logged more than 2,000 hours of community service.

Optimist International is one of the world's largest service club organizations. To learn more about the organization, click here.

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