Every year, Lincoln Southeast juniors have the opportunity to identify a local community service need that they want to improve. Through the Pay It Forward Fund, students can work with a faculty advisor to develop a proposal for a project, and complete it the following year.
LSE Principal Brent Toalson established the fund, as well as the Community Service Recognition Wall to recognize those students who acted on their ideas and have improved the community.
The inspiration for the Pay It Forward Fund, and the first project featured on the Community Service Recognition Wall, was the playground renovation at Antelope Park in 2000. Students renovated the deteriorating playground at Antelope Park. Not only did they update the playground, but they also made it accessible to all children, including ones with physical, developmental, or sensory disabilities.
A gift to LSE's Pay It Forward Fund:
The Pay It Forward Fund allows students to strive to improve issues that they see outside the classroom. Giving kids a chance to be more involved in the community benefits everybody involved. Supporters like you make it possible for all students to imagine a better, brighter future.