United Way of Northwest Louisiana and Bossier Parish Schools hosted Bossier’s 2nd Annual Day of Service. This year, the event was held over two days (Friday, October 21 – Saturday, October 22).

Bossier Elementary School kicked off the action for the two-day, community-wide volunteer event. Friday, October 21, Bossier Elementary students volunteered with Keep Bossier Beautiful – a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful for a trash bash. Students began filling multiple trash bags around the school before branching out into the immediate neighborhood. BPSB Superintendent Scott Smith and Bossier Elementary Principal Treska Mitchell also participated with trash bags in hand.

Saturday, October 22, the community initiative continued. More than 200 volunteers from Bossier Parish Schools partnered up with different nonprofit agencies to participate in almost 20 area-wide projects. Volunteers included students, educators, administrators and parents who pledged to pay it forward by improving the community. This engages volunteers, and gives them the opportunity to learn about human service needs in Northwest Louisiana. Worksite projects included painting, letter writing, sorting food and clothing, and deep cleaning.