Clean the World & Cheyenne HS Autism Class

Clean the World is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 4,000+ hotel and resort partners to children and families in countries with a high death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrhea diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under 5. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 35 million bars of soap in 100 countries.

Volunteering and Learning: Cheyenne High School Autism Class

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Our volunteers are our most important asset. They help us achieve our goals as we work together towards our mission. Among all these valuable volunteers, we would like to take a moment to thank the students of Cheyenne High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. The students along with their Autism teacher, Vicki O’Rourke, took advantage of the opportunity to volunteer at Clean the World during the 2016-17 school year and were delighted with this valuable learning experience as a result.

Cheyenne High School is a large school with approximately 2,200 students that offers a range of programs for students and their families, including a Students with Disability program, Noches de Empoderamiento, Father and Father Figure Nights, and more. Cheyenne High School is a data driven school with concerned counselors and dedicated teachers who care about their students’ academic success.

For this past school year, Clean the World worked with the Cheyenne High School Autism class. There are about six to eight students throughout the program and we’re proud to have hosted these amazing students and watch them learn and grow in a work environment. The students were exposed to working alongside a variety of people from different organizations, thereby enhancing their social skills. The Clean the World staff was also an integral part of their learning as we were hands on in helping the students with organizational and mathematical skills.

We saw firsthand, the development and progress made throughout the school year. The students have grown in confidence when performing.

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Airmen volunteer at Special Olympics  Nellis Air Force Base

“When comparing their skills from the beginning of school to the end of the school year, our students have all shown growth. They were all able to follow directions and complete tasks with minimal supervision,” said Vicki O’Rourke, Cheyenne High School Autism teacher.

Hundreds of volunteers show up every month to keep our mission alive and to help us save lives one bar of soap at a time. Clean the World is lucky to have these students as volunteers. Spending time with this amazing group and being a part of their growth and development brings us more joy than words can describe. Thank you, Cheyenne High School, you rock!

Thank you, Cheyenne High School, you rock!

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