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MEDIA ADVISORY: Washoe County Hosts “Community Helper Day” at Glenn Duncan S.T.E.M. Academy
Students learn to help the community and explore careers in action on Friday, May 31

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Ventetuolo

Reno, Nev. May 29, 2019. Glenn Duncan S.T.E.M. Academy students will have the opportunity to explore ways to help the community and potential career opportunities with fun, fiery and even furry guests this Friday.

Who: Glenn Duncan S.T.E.M. Academy, Washoe County, Education Alliance of Washoe County and partners.

What: Community Helper Day – live presentations and guests including Animal Services, Sheriff’s Office, Reno Fire, Park Rangers, mock voting for kids, and a drone demo, to name a few.

Where: Glenn Duncan S.T.E.M. Academy, 1200 Montello St., Reno, 89512

When: Friday, May 31, 2019, at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Washoe County and Glenn Duncan will kick off the day with an assembly, followed by students rotating through a variety of ways to help the community and potential future careers by exploring Washoe County Regional Animal Services, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Reno Fire Department, Washoe County Registrar of Voters mock voting for kids, Washoe County Air Quality, Washoe County Park Rangers, Washoe County Community Services (vector truck demo), and SoSu TV (drone demo).

Washoe County has been a proud Partner in Education with Glenn Duncan Elementary since 2013. Since that time, Washoe County staff has provided support for Glenn Duncan initiatives, such as mentoring opportunities, reading programs and funding to revamp the Glenn Duncan community garden. Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., marks the third Washoe County-sponsored “Community Helper Day”.

For footage of a previous event, click here:


Note to media:  Media should check-in at the Glenn Duncan Elementary front office prior to event. Great opportunity for visual live shots and interviews.





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