Sophomores Make Valentines with Balance Inc. Guests
Twenty University School of Milwaukee sophomores had a special opportunity to make valentines with guests from Balance Inc., which is an organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities. The event was an extension the Community Engagement and Community Service Program for sophomores, in which they are introduced to topics of food insecurity and hunger; educational inequality; and poverty in Wisconsin through guest speakers, films, and more.
The guests made valentines for their family and friends, and some USM students made valentines for the Balance Inc. participants. They also made tissue paper flowers to use as decorations or gifts for loved ones. The event was coordinated by Renee Weber, Upper School French teacher and sophomore dean.
"I think the entire group of volunteers enjoyed hanging out with our Balance Inc. visitors, it was such a fun and rewarding experience for us to get to know each other and create a great valentines gift in the process," said Manasi Simhan '20.