SHAWANO, Wis. (WBAY) – What started as a class project turned into a life-changing experience for students at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
Students who took Instructor Andrew Clark’s “team-building and problem-solving” course spent the semester planning an event on Saturday to raise money for two local homeless shelters.
They spent the entire summer strategizing, working with community members and collecting raffle items in hopes of making a difference in Northeast Wisconsin.
“These students, for many of them, it’s the first time they’ve sort of altruistically helped somebody else,” Clark said. “And it’s an eye-opening experience.”
“It’s a greater problem than you think,” said NWTC student Amanda Posley. “And they’re not all criminals, and not everyone is doing something bad. It’s just unfortunate circumstances.”
All of the proceeds go to SAM 25 Shelter in Shawano and Freedom House in Green Bay.