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Myers Students Help Local Homeless Shelter Restock Its Shelves
Thursday, December 03, 2015
For two weeks in November, students in Chef Instructor Maureen Clancy’s Culinary Arts program and in the Myers Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Chapter sponsored a Re-Stock the Shelter Drive to benefit the Code Blue Saratoga Emergency Homeless Shelter.
The Culinary Arts students collected food in a campus-wide holiday canned food drive. Thanks to Environmental Conservation and Forestry instructor Dennis Flynn and his students in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Club for their contributions. The Myers SADD students collected personal hygiene and paper products that were requested by the shelter to help them restock for the season.
Tyler Deluca and Kaitlyn Voigt from Chef Clancy's class delivered 10 boxes of food collected by the CTE culinary program and Devin Brown delivered four boxes of hygiene and paper products collected to restock the shelter.
For Devin this community service was his Merit Project. Merit is the top level in the Boys Town Specialized Classroom Management System that is used in the Special Education Division. It’s a data-driven model that documents behavior. Students who have earned the Merit level have a sense of pride in their accomplishment and enjoy the privileges and freedom they earn as a Merit student.
The Code Blue Saratoga Homeless Shelter opens when the temperature goes below freezing or a foot or more of snow is expected.
In the photos: Myers SADD Club advisor Miriam Davis-Doern watches from the back as, from left, Tyler Deluca, Kaitlyn Voigt and Devin Brown deliver food and products to the homeless shelter.