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7th and 8th grade students visit the Hoboken Homeless Shelter
7th and 8th grade students visit the Hoboken Homeless Shelter

Students participating in a Service Learning Elective this year spent time at the Hoboken Homeless Shelter, giving to those in need.

At the start of the school year, 7th and 8th grade students signed up to participate in an elective of their choice. One of options was Service Learning. As part of this elective, students have explored the community and identified strengths and needs. They have learned about different forms of action including direct, indirect, advocacy and research. An issue that students felt strongly about was homelessness.

This week, the 7th and 8th grade students in our Service Learning Elective shared a wonderful and memorable experience at the Hoboken Homeless Shelter! Students assembled 45 sandwiches with the supplies they brought in before going to the shelter. Students prepared a salad, cut bread to make garlic bread, prepared place settings and set tables, folded donated clothing, and swept up the dining area.

Next week a different Service Learning group will be hosting a bake sale to raise funds for the Liberty Humane Society.