ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Students were eager to give back to their community during in a recent “Day of Service,” say Elmsford school officials
The day began at Alexander Hamilton Junior/Senior High School with a presentation about the importance of leadership, civic responsibility, and community service.
Students were asked to think about what they were thankful for and then to select an area or subject of interest involving public service, school officials said.
The children were then broken up into groups and given their assignments.
Some visited the Dixson Primary School where they acted as mentors to the younger children.
Others made Thanksgiving baskets and filled them with food donated by local businesses. The baskets were later delivered to families in need by the school’s teachers and staff.
Students also visited the Elmsford Senior Center, the Elmsford Fire Company, and the Greenburgh Library where they participated in beautification efforts.
Those who remained at the school created holiday decorations and personalized bookmarks to send to nursing homes. Others wrote letters to U.S. troops serving around the world.
School officials called the day “a tremendous success” and said it reflected the district’s “commitment to civics, character education and leadership development.”
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