What better way to welcome a fresh crop of Grade 9 students to their new school than having them clean out the food room at Oasis? That is what 20 fresh faced youth from the Toronto District Christian School did this past week. Starting off on a mini-urban mission trip, the guys (the gals were elsewhere) arrived somewhat tired after serving at the Scott Mission’s food bank and then making the long trek over. The main focus for us was raising awareness. Their first activity was to make a budget based on the basic $700 our community members receive on social assistance. We also presented a description of what Oasis does and took them through our famous food quiz. We repeatedly mentioned the benefits of volunteering. Hopefully their first lesson in high school will last.