Thoughtful Community Gesture From JAE Academic Leadership Club

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Thursdays have special meaning for numerous Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School students. It is a day that the fifth grade Academic Leadership Team venture to Friends Kitchen at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rocky Point to volunteer their time helping to serve meals to local residents in need. Under the leadership of teacher Mr. Mark Yashowitz, the students set tables, organize food, take out trash and assist with other details that help to create a warm and caring environment for the organization that has been serving meals for close to a quarter-century. “At times, fourth graders volunteer because they are interested in seeing what the Academic Leaders do,” Mr. Yashowitz said, as he encourages students and their siblings to take part in helping in the local community.