Author: Rachel McCrady

Empty Bowls

All the way up in the tippy-top corner of the United States in Snoqualmie, Washington, the Mt. Si High School Cheerleaders are using empty bowls to feed their community.  In a small, tight-knit town, the cheerleading program strives to provide basic necessities to every student in local schools and allow families to have access to food banks year round.  In just the past two years, the cheerleaders have proudly donated $2,500 to the Snoqualmie local food banks. How? With empty bowls. Every winter, the cheerleaders spend two afternoons designing and creating beautiful ceramic bowls at their local middle schools. Students, ... Read more

Caston Community Service Spreads Spirit

For the cheerleaders in Caston, Indiana, #UCAcamp isn’t just a time to learn new skills and fresh material. It’s also an opportunity to give back to their local community while enjoying some team bonding time. The Caston cheerleading program has made it a tradition to do a community service project every summer during their home camp. “We do our own private camp, so we do lots of extra activities during the 3-4 days to make camp special,” Caston High School Cheer Coach Ellen King said. Caston cheerleaders work on these projects during lunch breaks, before camp starts each day and ... Read more

Homemade Popsicles

There are a lot of perks to summer – no school, extra sunshine, team bonding and, of course, summer camp. But one thing’s for sure … it’s hot out there! Staying hydrated should always be a priority, but cooling off with something delicious is also a must during these warm summer months. Ice cream, slushies and frozen treats are all fun to buy, but with these two popsicle recipes, you get a little bit of everything, and you’ll be thrilled to make something so tasty on your own. BANANA FIG SMOOTHIE POP Popsicles for breakfast? Of course! These smoothie pops ... Read more