Law students and young attorneys make a difference!


Recently, students from Florida A&M University, Barry University, and the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division worked together to complete a large landscaping and clean-up project. Their efforts were part of an annual event cleverly titled “Raising the Bar.”

Each year, all 11 law schools in Florida put together a community service effort on the same day, organized by the Florida Bar Law Student Division. This inspiring act of community service allows great work to be completed throughout the state of Florida, and the Central Florida area was no exception!

Bright and early on a Saturday morning, 35 volunteers arrived at the Lilley House, a program of Children’s Home Society of Florida. The Lilley House is home to an Early Head Start program that strengthens parenting skills. While they worked in the entire yard of the Lilley House, the volunteers focused on renovating a neglected playground so that families may enjoy playing together. Decked out in tennis shoes and Live United shirts, the group went to work weeding, trimming, raking, and scrubbing. After only a few hours of work, the change was remarkable!

On behalf of Heart of Florida United Way, thank you to all who volunteered! Your efforts will provide hours of enjoyment and bonding for families who need it.

Shari Orr, MPA
Manager of Community Participation
Heart of Florida United Way

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