On October 16, Interact Club participated in “Pursue the Promise,” an event sponsored by Family Promise, the national leader addressing family homelessness. The event launched the fall youth campaign to raise awareness and funds for the organization.
Students gathered at the Summit Family Promise headquarters to take part in a scavenger hunt that offered participants a glimpse into family homelessness and ways to get involved. Each location along the route introduced an innovative activity for kids to complete, such as a “Price Is Right” game where students had to guess the cost of groceries, such as milk, bananas, and laundry detergent. Other stops along the route featured a Jeopardy game and a puzzle activity that provided facts about homelessness.
The early fall weather was perfect for students to spend the afternoon in downtown Summit learning about homelessness in nearby communities and ways they can make a difference. Students learned a lot and had fun at the same time. Pursue the Promise kicked off Family Promise week (October 16-23), a national celebration of Family Promise’s work in 202 communities across the country.