Jenks High School Student Council launches 2021 DUB Week campaign

Jenks High School Student Council launches 2021 DUB Week campaign

For the third-consecutive year, as the spring semester gets underway, the Jenks High School Student Council has put its focus on DUB Week.

One of the goals every academic year at Jenks High School is to teach students what they will need to thrive in life.

However, “empathy” can be a difficult topic to teach inside a classroom. Because of that, the Jenks High School Student Council has created an annual philanthropy initiative to impact the community and develop “empathy” with our students.

That week is called DUB Week.

The 2019-2020 school year was a success for DUB Week with more than $36,000 raised for “Make-A-Wish Oklahoma”.

The donations assisted in sending five children with life-threatening illnesses on their dream vacation to Disney World. The Jenks High School student body was able to support not just the child, but the families also being affected.

This 2020-2021 school year, Jenks High School has partnered with “The Common Good”, located in northwest Tulsa.

“The Common Good” is a community center, which helps people living in poverty within an area known as the “forgotten zip code”. It provides services, resources, and opportunities, so people, especially children, can overcome the challenges they face growing up in that specific community.

The Jenks High School Student Council has decided to give back and bring hope to this community by helping them install a commercial kitchen. This kitchen will allow them to directly feed people, teach people to cook, and help entrepreneurs launch businesses in this impoverished area.

The estimated cost of this kitchen is $78,000.

The student council’s hope is the Jenks community can raise a substantial amount of money toward this goal.

The JHS Student Council is inviting all Jenks community businesses and organizations to partner with them in helping this community known as “the forgotten zip code”.

The most “clear-cut” way to reach this goal is through donations, but if you have other ideas of how you can help, here are some people associated with Jenks High School you can contact:

Adam Peterson – Student Council Advisor – adam.peterson@jenksps.org

Elissa Mahaffey – Student Council Advisor – elissa.mahaffey@jenksps.org

Britton Barnes – Student Philanthropy Chair – britton.barnes73@jenksms.com

Gretchen Guillette – The Common Good – gretchen@cgtulsa.org

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Donations can be mailed to:

Jenks High School

Attn – Adam Peterson

205 East B Street

Jenks, OK 74037

If you would like to donate online, you can at:

https://www.cgtulsa.org/jenks

DUB Week 2021 will officially take place April 26 through April 30. The money that is donated is tax-deductible. The deadline to donate is April 30.

Here are the levels of sponsorship and what your business/organization gets in return:

Diamond, match donation from what is raised by JHS, large advertisement on every official DUB Week T-shirt, large media shoutout and mention on multiple Jenks associated accounts, and large printed logo displayed on Progress Check Board at Dining Hall lunches

Platinum, $2,500, medium advertisement on every official DUB Week T-shirt, large media shoutout and mention on multiple Jenks associated accounts, and medium printed logo displayed on Progress Checkboard at Dining Hall lunches

Gold, $2,000, medium advertisement on every official DUB Week T-shirt, small media shoutout and mention on single Jenks associated account, and medium printed logo displayed on Progress Checkboard displayed at Dining Hall lunches

Silver, $1,000, medium advertisement on every official DUB Week T-shirt, small media shoutout and mention on single Jenks associated account, and small printed logo displayed on Progress Checkboard displayed at Dining Hall lunches

Bronze, $500, small advertisement on every official DUB Week T-shirt, small media shoutout and mention on single Jenks associated account, and written mention displayed on Progress Checkboard displayed at Dining Hall lunches

You can email your business/organization logo to adam.peterson@jenksps.org.

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About “The Common Good”:

The Common Good was formed to serve the families of northwest Tulsa. Its primary goal is to relationally provide resources, services and opportunities for the children and youth in the area, so they may overcome the social and economic challenges they face.

This population faces challenges such as, half the population lives under the Federal Poverty Guideline, highest incarceration rate for women in Oklahoma, substandard housing, high-crime rate, 80% of students in kindergarten through high school are not reading at their grade level, few businesses or services in the community and the area qualifies as a food desert.

The Common Good focuses on education, career development, mentoring/counseling services, housing, advocacy, and sports/arts programs. They strive to stabilize families by increasing their household income and provide assistance for teens to launch into a career path.

The Jenks High School 2020-2021 Student Council includes:

-Macy Johnson, Student Council President

-Britton Barnes, Student Philanthropy Chair

-Wyatt Smith, Student Council Officer

-Will Mulready, Student Council Officer

-Griffin Forbes, Student Council Officer

-Reese Whitaker, Student Council Officer

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MORE PHOTOS OF JENKS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VOLUNTEERING AT “THE COMMON GOOD”

Photos/Courtesy of Macy Johnson, Jenks High School Student Council President

Kyle Salomon

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