GREENSBORO, NC - A record number of graduating students completed 100+ hours of community service at Guilford County Schools this year!

1,651 members of the Class of 2017 gave more than 371,000 hours to the community. Those hours equal an economic impact valued at more than $8.5 million according to The Independent Sector, a leadership network for nonprofits, foundations and corporations.

Courtesy: Guilford County Schools
Courtesy: Guilford County Schools

According to a release from Guilford County Schools, GCS students have completed more than 1.7 million service-learning hours since 2010. That is more than a $41 million economic impact to the community.

“We are proud of these numbers, but we are even more proud of the work and effort our students put in to help our community,” says Charlos Banks, executive director of student services. “Their work shows them how to use the skills they learn in class in practical ways, and that they really can make a difference in the world.”

Dudley High School had the most graduates getting recognition, with 224 students completing the service hours. Other schools include:

  • Christine Joyner Greene Education Center
  • Haynes-Inman Education Center
  • The Middle College at UNCG
  • The Early College at Guilford
  • Gateway Education Center
  • The Middle College at Bennett
  • The Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro
  • The STEM Early College at N.C. A&T
  • Penn-Griffin School for the Arts

Approximately 5,600 students make up GCS’ Class of 2017.