Valley Stream, NY (November 2021)—In partnership with the Valley Stream community, Memorial Junior High School hosted its annual Volunteer Fair on Friday, November 19. Students were able to use their lunch period to speak to representatives of local organizations to learn how to become involved in their mission and make a difference within their community.
The agencies represented included Operation Splash, Central-Memorial PTSA, the W.A.N.T.E.D project, Valley Stream Library, PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Services), Paw it Forward Pet Pantry, Rescuing Families, Inc., Marion & Aaron Gural JCC, REACH Hofstra Summer Camps, Nassau County District Attorney’s Community Partnership Program and the Police Explorers.
“This was an informative, successful event. I was impressed with the number of students that showed up during their lunch period to speak with the local representatives,” said Bret Strauss, Principal of Memorial Junior High School. “I’d like to thank everyone who volunteered their time to explain to our students the importance of volunteerism and making a difference in the community.”
The fair was presented through Pupil Personnel Services to encourage students to explore their interests while developing an increased sense of social responsibility and applying academic learning to human needs. This was also a great opportunity to define possible career paths through community service by building positive relationships with peers and adults within the Valley Stream community.
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