Livingston perhaps made the biggest impression on the students when he presented statistics for this year's total number of hours served. CV students completed about 50,000 hours of community service. He reminded them that if these hours had not been donated, then many of the organizations might not have the resources to pay for the time, crippling their ability to do the work that they want to do. "Even if minimum wage was paid, that's a whole lot of money to pay out for that amount of hours," he said.
But hopefully the kids will realize that what they receive is more valuable than cash. Assaf was put on the path to his career and encourages students to continue working in areas that interest them. In addition to working with kids, he found opportunities to gain more hours by doing art-related work, another passion of his. He says he has an affinity for mural painting and is in the process of completing a mural on the wall outside the drama room. Not only did he get the hours, but he's also left a legacy to his school. He counts his community service as an integral part of his life and encourages others to continue their work. "It's one of the best things you can do," he said.