Whoever said things can’t grow in the desert was surely mistaken! This past Saturday, December 2, 2017, a couple of ourYounger Members volunteered their time at a local elementary school garden build. In partnership with Green Our Planet (GoP not to be mistaken with the Grand Ol’ PartyJ), which is a non-profit conservation organization that runs the largest school garden program in the United States. Headquartered right here in our back yard, GoP’s outdoor garden classroom program is meant to help our local private and public schools raise funding to build an outdoor vegetable garden where students can be taught a variety of subjects, including STEM, health, and nutrition.
Our Younger Members donated a lot of muscle power and helped the John S. Mendoza elementary school with their garden installation. They assisted with building and filling the raised soil beds, shoveling, wheel barrowing, and distributing thelandscape gravel, and planted new fruit trees on the school’s property. By the end of the day, this outdoor garden was transformed into a turnkey project so students and teachers could begin planting that following Monday. We cannot wait to see the fruits of our labor once the garden starts growing!
If you are interested in participating at the next garden build please contact our community outreach chairs Anabel Hernandez Anabel.Hernandez@kimley-horn.com or Soumya Sagarika firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On November 12, 2017, ASCE YMF hosted the UNLV Student Chapter for the Second Annual Student vs. Professionals Kickball event at Paradise Park. The event started with a warm up mixer game to acquaint all players with the rules and allow the students to play alongside the professionals. A catered lunch was served between the mixer game and the main event. After the first inning, the students had an early 2-0 lead. The professionals rallied by scoring 4 runs in the 4th inning finishing the game 5-2. The professionals now lead the series with 1 win, 0 losses, and 1 tie.
Special thanks to event organizers Dustin Johnson, AJ Tully, Ryan Condol and Oscar Quiroz and referees Joseph Cetrulo, Alish Auch, and Walt Vodrazka. This event was funded through an ASCE STAY grant.
Author: Mae Javier
On May 20, more than 20 Las Vegas YMF members returned to Three Square to spend a bright and sunny Saturday morning volunteering. Three Square is a nonprofit organization that provides food assistance to Southern Nevada. YMF members helped arrange hygiene kits—preparing a complete kit with toothbrush, toothpaste, toothbrush cover, and dental floss. At the end of the shift, YMF members prepared a total of 3,010 hygiene kits! As always, everyone had an amazing time helping out the community and YMF looks forward to volunteering with Three Square again in the near future.
For more information about Three Square, please visit https://www.threesquare.org/.