Imagine that for one spring morning, an entire senior class is engaged in acts of generosity for nonprofits in their community, giving them an opportunity to give back and express their gratitude to the community that helped shape their youth…

This is what Wood River High School’s and Wow’s Senior Day is all about. Under the guidance of principal John Pearce and Wow’s team, Senior Day mobilizes up to 220 students in the community for a morning of impactful service projects. Projects have included working with the City of Hailey to make sandbags to deal with local flooding, working in The Hunger Coalition’s Hope Garden, helping out at The Connection, and helping the BCRD with spring bike path cleanup. Students complete the morning by gathering together with local nonprofits for lunch and to share their stories from the morning

The program leaves a positive impact on the seniors and local nonprofits alike. After Senior Day, students report feeling a stronger sense of empathy, a better understanding of the world around them, and the joy of giving. To see for yourself, check out the video below from the class of 2017: