Seventh graders serve community with Habitat for Humanity

As part of Habitat for Humanity's Rock the Block event, 10 Summit seventh graders participated in a day of service to bring enhancements to underserved areas of our community. They spent a full day over the weekend, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., working in a neighborhood in Cincinnati’s West End.

Emmett Hood and his family has previously participated in Rock the Block and brought the opportunity to Emmett's classmates. "Rock the Block happens twice a year and we plan to organize another group in the fall," shares Maureen Hood. "It was meaningful to do something hands-on as a class team, so maybe we can get an even larger group next time. They made a huge difference while genuinely having fun!" 

At a private home, students scraped, sanded and painted a rusted fence. They weeded and mulched the front yard, trimmed the fence line and cleaned up yard waste. Next, they went to Sands playground where they painted playspaces and mulched landscaping to give the park a new life.

Thank you to our seventh graders for living the Summit values in our community. We're proud of our commitment to improving the world we live in.