RYLA Recipients Serve Denton

Seventy Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) recipients finished off a week-long camp at Texas Woman’s University by completing several service projects at The Wheeler House!

The Wheeler House is a Serve Denton project that serves as a transitional housing facility for moms and their kids managed by Giving Hope, Inc. and an affordable health clinic managed by Health Services of North Texas.   

Back in March 2017, Huffines Subaru and Texas Woman’s University started a Butterfly Garden at The Wheeler House, but it still needed to be completed. The RYLA students stepped in to do just that!

RYLA students working hard

The students prepared the soil and planted an 800 square foot butterfly garden, constructed a 40-foot flagstone path, constructed a drainage swale for the playground and prepared other areas for future garden beds. The group finished the day off by cleaning the patio areas and playground for the moms and kids to fully enjoy the backyard. 

The students worked in two shifts with 35 coming in the morning and 70 students helping in the afternoon. Despite the high temperatures and humidity, there were no heat-related emergencies thanks to frequent breaks.

Serve Denton thanks RYLA for all of their contributions over the years to The Wheeler House including a donation of redbuds trees and picnic tables. If you would like to learn more about volunteering at Serve Denton or The Wheeler House, click on the button below!