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Play video games to earn service learning hours with St. Jude’s Play LIVE

By Emily Santiago

As the year kicks off to another amazing start, many students are wondering how they are going to be getting service learning hours this school year. Students who aren’t willing to travel have a limited supply of opportunities. However, here’s one service learning opportunity that might just work in everyone’s favor.

St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital has started a fundraiser called St. Jude’s Play LIVE where people of all ages can volunteer to play video games for a certain amount of time out of the week and raise donations for the cause.

For those who don’t know, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its research and treatment of children with cancer and other serious diseases. It is ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country. St. Jude is the one and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted only to children. Also, St. Jude’s Research Hospital doesn’t charge any family a single penny.

After the fundraiser is finished, all money is put towards medical research for patients suffering from illness. Participating students will be rewarded with service learning hours.

If Steinmetz students raise $200 or more, anyone participating in the registered team will be rewarded between 15-20 hours of credit.

Our school team, Team Steinmetz, has already been registered and is steadily increasing with participants. All you really need for this project is devotion, any kind of gaming console including PC, and willingness to follow a few set of rules.

If anyone is interested in devoting a some hours of their life for the next few weeks for an amazing cause, email me at I will personally help you through the registration process and send you a set of rules that need to be followed to ensure that you get your credit for participating.


2 comments on “Play video games to earn service learning hours with St. Jude’s Play LIVE

  1. Teresa Rodriguez on said:

    This sounds amazing! Emily, thank you for informing us. Pretty great opportunity for the youth of Steinmetz.

  2. lexi bamber on said:

    This is such an amazing opportunity for gamers. Gamers can sit and play video games to raise money, which is so easy and fun.

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