October 27, 2020

Despite the current global crisis, Academy High students Briana Ballard ‘21 and Sophia Libman ‘24 are determined to make a difference. Community involvement has always been a core value for both students, which resulted in them creating a student-led community outreach club called the Caring Crew that comprises 18 students from all four grade levels. 

The Caring Crew is driven to finding opportunities that provide service, build character, and develop leadership in the community. The club will support local organizations both by volunteering and with financial needs. Recently the Caring Crew partnered with Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation for their 8th annual Cupcake Run. When students sign up, the funds will go towards CUSR’s Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support to individuals who need access to CUSR programs. 

Members of the Caring Crew’s Family Support Group –– Rosie Atkinson, ’23; Hannah Moore, ’23; Eleanor Laufenberg, ’24; Suhani Garg, ’24; and Hadley Siena, ’24 –– also organized a card-making project in October to support the residents and staff of Clark-Lindsey, a local retirement community.  Caring Crew members are currently working on organizing a school-wide community service project to support families in Champaign-Urbana for the upcoming fall holiday season.  

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact the Caring Crew at caringcrew@academyhigh.org

‘Caring Crew’ Launches New Community Service Effort