Service-learning takes place everyday at The Duke Ellington School! With the help of an organization called Penny Harvest, students in grades 3-5 have been collecting pennies to donate to a charity of their choice! Our goal is to raise $800, before January 6th. More than 300 students have received small bags to transport pennies from home to school. Mr. Nycz , co-teacher of class 320, spoke highly of the project. "It's a great idea and our students are really into it". Two of his students, Alexander R. (pictured left) and Luigi T. (pictured right) have helped our school donate hundreds of pennies...and they plan on bringing more!
Boys and girls, if you like contests, enter Penny Harvest's 11-Word Essay Contest for your chance to have your story featured on their blog.
Along with pennies for Penny Harvest, please bring non-perishable food items to the school's lobby to be donated to City Harvest. For information on other service-learning projects done by students all over NYC, check out generationOn.org. If your family has service-learning projects of their own, please send us your story in the comment box below.