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Mentoring Program Links Stamford Students Of All Ages

Students from the Roxbury and Julia A. Stark elementary schools in Stamford and their high school mentors make holiday cards and posters for clients of a local hospice organization
Students from the Roxbury and Julia A. Stark elementary schools in Stamford and their high school mentors make holiday cards and posters for clients of a local hospice organization Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, CONN. – The Stamford Public Education Foundation announced recently that students from the Roxbury and Julia A. Stark elementary schools have wrapped up their service-learning experience as part of a mentoring program.

Students took part in community service projects aimed at helping them learn about the joy and importance of giving back to their community, SPEF said.

Stark fifth-graders made a trip to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County with their mentors from Stamford High School. The group spent an hour there helping the food bank receive and organize food donations.

The mentors and students also learned about poverty and the importance of food banks through an educational video and an interactive discussion with the food bank’s executive director, Kate Lombardo.

Third-graders from Roxbury Elementary School created festive holiday cards and posters with their mentors from Westhill High School for hospice clients of Compassus Hospice Palliative Care.

Students at the Newfield and Hart elementary schools also take part in the mentoring and service-learning program.

For more information about SPEF, or to make a donation, visit its website at www.spefct-org, or call (203) 965-7733.

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