LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Hundreds of students at Oak Grove Middle School learned about the importance of community service, especially during the holiday season, at a program held Tuesday morning. A Community Service Seminar also gave 7th grade students a chance to hear about local charities and how they can volunteer for those organizations.
Representatives from Christian Services, Inc., Extra Table and the Southern Pines Animal Shelter made presentations to the students.
"If they train them now and they learn now, when they become adults, they'll be citizens who'll be servants and community service members and possibly leaders," said Jasmine Haynes, a language arts teacher at the school.
"I think it's very important because you want to help people out in the holidays," said Sam Largen, one of the students who attended the seminar.
"It's a time of year just to remember whenever you're inside with your family having a good time that you remember the people that don't have a house to go home to," said Kyla Rowell, another student.