Neuse Christian team wins service learning prize

Posted May 17, 2013 10:09 p.m. EDT

— A team of students from Raleigh's Neuse Christian Academy were named winners Friday in the first ever Belk Service Learning Challenge.

The students designed a program to raise money and gather supplies for refugees living in the Raleigh area. After learning about the struggles of Burmese refugees living in Raleigh, the students planned fund drives, hosted a job fair and organized children’s carnival. Their efforts led to jobs for three people and put others on the road to employment.

Each student on the winning team received a $1,000 scholarship and their teacher received a $250 award.