Susan Barnes’ event planning class raised $400 for Kids on the Block with their final class project: a Holiday Date Auction on November 30. Twelve men were auctioned off for dates with Belmont women. Each young man had a donated gift card to take his date to dinner.
The Kids on the Block group, is a non-profit organization that brings programs about responsibility and acceptance of differences to elementary and middle schools in the area through puppetry. Their puppets provided a brief lesson on safe dating before the auction began. Kids on the Block is part of STARS (Students Taking a Right Stand) Nashville, which helps students overcome social and emotional barriers to academic success.