Number of Participants: 22
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $744
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: March 14, 2022
Cold Spring Harbor
Students at West Side Elementary School in the Cold Spring Harbor School District are always looking for opportunities to help others. Before entering junior high, the sixth graders have an opportunity to participate in their school’s HERO Project (Helping Everyone Reach Out). Through the HERO Project, students can build upon their leadership skills, better serve their school or community or participate in a service project that benefits those outside their community.
Various service opportunities include participating in delivering the school’s morning announcements, contributing to the school’s yearbook, spirit photography, serving as tour guides and more. After researching area hospitals, more than 22 students selected their project. They decided to make lanyard bracelets, key chains and bookmarks to donate to the Huntington Hospital pediatric unit.
After school, students put their skills to good use in the school’s Creative Learning Lab along with Principal Alison Hazut to create unique, one-of-a-kind items that are sure to be treasured when they are delivered to Huntington Hospital.
Photo caption: West Side Elementary School sixth graders participating in their school’s HERO project worked with Principal Alison Hazut to create lanyard bracelets, key chains and bookmarks.
Photo courtesy of the Cold Spring Harbor Central School District