These students are about giving back all year long — take a look at how young people throughout Maryland, Virginia and D.C. have made a difference in their communities.
Restoring community treasures
“Over the first two years of the project, they raised almost $20,000 to help restore the old school,” Knipmeyer said. “They had just completed the rebuilding of the foundation and the installation of the restored windows when the old school was vandalized. Thanks to the incredible reaction to the vandalism and the generous support of the community and donors worldwide, they have enough funds to complete the rehabilitation of the Ashburn Colored School by the summer of 2017, and can begin focusing on phase two of the project, the Museum of Education, the following school year.”
The photo shows the students involved with the restoration project after lunch with Yvonne Neal, a former students at the Ashburn Colored School. (Courtesy Sharon Knipmeyer)
WASHINGTON — While most of us have to be reminded of the holiday spirit and the season for giving, some students across the greater D.C. area have been spreading joy all year round.
From bringing cheer to senior citizens with the gift of music to creating a newspaper for their local community, students in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. have been busy in 2016.
Here’s a look at how local students have made a difference in their communities this year.
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