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A year of Service at PS 19

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Coach: Jeanne Raleigh
Coach Position: Social Studies Cluster Teacher
Coach Experience: 5 years
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Caption: Coach Jeanne Raleigh and student leaders with hand-made signs at the Run for Change!

Penny Harvest Coach Jeanne Raleigh and students leaders at PS 19 are all about community partnerships. The student leaders continued their three year commitment to a neighborhood food pantry, Richmond Senior Services. But this year the students faced an obstacle, they were no longer allowed to help-out during their lunch period unless three adults were present to chaperone. The student leaders would not accept defeat and asked teachers and staff if they would donate their lunch period on occasion. Volunteer teachers and staff created a schedule to accompany the student leaders so they could continue their commitment. The students were so dedicated to continuing the service project they acted as problem solvers to keep their good work going.

The Young Helpers have deepened their relationship with Richmond Senior Services by establishing “PS 19 Spring Clean-Up” weekends for seniors. Their 3rd annual clean-up was took place on Earth Day this year.

These were not the only service projects the Young Helpers chose to continue, they are constantly thinking of new and great ideas to keep service going throughout the whole year, including a rap about their blood drive!

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