Oak Hill Academy Recipe for Successful Student Involvement & Mentoring of Future Teen Leaders
For over two decades, Oak Hill Academy in Lincroft has brought an enthusiastic group of 8th graders to the Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk. These students with the encouragement of their student council advisor, Mrs. Linda Vacca, plan a CROP Rally of their own in the form of an assembly which they present to the entire school. They perform a skit, they sell CROP stickers to raise money and make posters telling the story of what CROP Walks can do to help feed the hungry locally and around the world. They enter our annual ART for CROP Contest and twice in recent years a young OHA student, Aron Weiner, won a first place ribbon. Faculty and parents support the students in all of their efforts. The students get sponsors and walk together for the 5 mile walk with friends and family. Take a look at this great Oak Hill group photo. Other photos show the skit, posters advertising the sticker sale and an Oak Hill family enjoying apples and ice cream at the end of the walk. When these 8th grade student council leaders graduate they go on to area high schools and many become CROP Walk Teen Leaders. This helps our local CROP WALK continue to grow and as we work toward Enough For All!
PO Box 8022 , Red Bank, New Jersey 07701, United States
Red Bank CROP Walk is the most active and successful CROP Hunger Walk in the NJ/NY region. It had its start in 1981 and has grown to include many communities throughout Monmouth County. Red Bank is the 6th largest (of over 800) CROP Hunger Walks in the country. Together we take a stand against hunger in our world by raising funds to support 15 local partner programs and national/global programs through Church World Service.
Janie Schildge - Walk Coordinator
We have an adult coordinating committee and a teen leaders committee with student representatives from area high schools. Both committees work to increase awareness and increase participation in our hunger walk.
We welcome you to join our circle of caring. Volunteers, sponsors, walkers, donors...all are welcome to walk with us to end hunger.