Check out the 22 groups Rogers students participate in to make Affton a better place.
Students at Rogers Middle School are getting an opportunity to learn about others and serve their community. Beginning this month, the school has implemented regular service learning days, known as SWERVE Days, which stands for Service With Education, Respect, Vitality and Energy. “We want to make sure that students know that they can make a difference in the world by their actions,” said Jeff Remelius, principal of Rogers Middle School. “Our hope is that students will find a love for volunteerism and continue their work outside of this time with the school.” Students serve in one of 22 available SWERVE groups, which include:
Nu-Image Salon in Affton provides free haircuts to the needy through its "Give Back to the Community" program.
On Dec. 6, Rosetta Cubb opened early to provide free haircuts and styling to the homeless, unemployed, or simply down-on-their-luck—just as she has one Monday a month since she opened Nu-Image Salon three years ago. On those first Mondays of the month, from 7 to 10 a.m., Cubb's shop on Gravois offers her "Give Back to the Community" program. "Oh, Cynthia, she's come in for services," said Cubb, flipping through her appointment book. "What a great lady. Her whole family comes in now. Oh, and Marie, she got laid off from a local chocolate company, I believe." Rosa Johnson of South St. Louis has been taking her family to Cubb as she tries to make ends meet. "As a single parent with three children, everything is tight. Haircuts are a …