Nats help beautify DC’s Ballou High School
Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Nationals continued their philanthropic efforts around the DC area and participated in a volunteer effort on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at a local D.C. Public School. In support of the President’s “United We Serve” initiative and Serve DC’s Seasons of Service Days, Washington Nationals Front Office Employees volunteered at Ballou Senior High School’s School Beautification Project.
Education is one of the cornerstones of the Nationals’ community relations programming, so it was only fitting that staff spent their “day off” helping to beautify the local school and make it a more inviting place for students.
At the school, Nationals staff banded together with several other local volunteers – including Ballou students – to remove graffiti from the hallways, clean lockers, repaint the bathrooms and interior doors, design bulletin boards, and paint murals in the school library. Within four hours, the school had already transformed into a nurturing environment where the students can learn and grow.
Community Relations is one of the pillars of the Nationals organization, and the Nationals are happy to have had the opportunity to make the school a positive place for the students to thrive during their high school years and beyond.