Throughout the 2015-16 school year, NJHS students organized two fundraising events: a chocolate rose sale for Quest students and families and an elementary school dance for kindergarten through third-grade students. Students decided to use the proceeds to purchase nearly 200 stuffed animals to give to the city's Victim Services Unit, which helps support people who have been victims of domestic violence or other traumatic events. Many officers will keep the toys in their patrol cars to give to children and/or adults when responding to calls of this nature.
In addition to their desire to help, the students partnered with the Victim Services Unit to help expand their awareness of the programs available through the APD.
Quest's NJHS has set a remarkable example for future club members on how to engage with the community and provide a service that is second to none.