Our 12th grade Innovation Warriors were not deterred by the wintry January air when they fanned out around the City to perform their Annual Community Service Projects. These students went to four different sites to volunteer and to give back to the community, demonstrating that “leadership through Innovation” has a an strong and inextricable community service component.
Food Bank of NYC- Hunts Point Repacking Center
Students in this group helped process, organize and pack donated items. Our student Warriors processed 3,019 pounds of food which is equivalent to 2,515 meals to help the surrounding low-income community.
These Innovation Warriors volunteered at the 911 Museum and helped with the gift shop’s inventory, organization, and winter clean-up. Our Warriors were invited back for their Visitor Services training in February so that they can continue the next steps toward becoming full-fledged volunteers at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
Community Kitchen & Pantry
Students in this cluster participated in the Shop & Stock with Seniors Program where they assisted senior citizens and others in need to “shop” for food and supplies.
Trinity’s Services And Food for the Homeless
Completing a wide-ranging and dynamic round of community service activities, the group that volunteered at Trinity SAFH helped prepare and distribute food for the homeless and those in need.
Donation of food to the NY Common Pantry
Finally, Innovation students were commended for donating over 250 pounds of food to the New York Common Pantry, an award-winning charity that reduces hunger and improves nutrition for many New Yorkers!
Credit to 12th Grade Dean Lester Samson for his reporting on these community service projects, and for providing the great photos!