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Student Leadership Group Purchases Dozens of Books for Head Start children

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (May 21, 2021) – The Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre (JLWB) Class of 2021 raised money to purchase books for children at Luzerne County Head Start (LCHS) as part of their "Head Start Heroes" community impact project. Students from JLWB took part in several virtual book readings to Head Start children in March and April. On May 8th, the group hosted a drive-in movie theater night at the Garden Drive Inn in Hunlock Creek. Admission was $7 per person and the movies shown were "Spiderman Homecoming" and "Wonder Woman." The group raised approximately $1,300 from raffle basket ticket sales and donation jars. The money was used to purchase approximately 300 children's books for boys and girls at LCHS.

JLWB is a transformative personal and professional leadership development program that is made up of students who are juniors in high school from various school districts. LCHS is an income-based program that provides early childhood education and comprehensive services to pregnant women, children birth to age five, and their families in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. 

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PHOTO CAPTION: From Left to Right: Michelle Oropeza, Center Assistant, LCHS; Abby Lazecki, Holy Cross High School, Pittston; Nia Cruz, James M. Coughlin High School, Plains; Nick Nocito, Dallas Area High School, Dallas; Samantha Casey, Wyoming Seminary, Pittston; Carissa Benderavich, Holy Redeemer High School, Laflin; Julia Ide, Northwest Area High School, Hunlock Creek, Chris Kopiak, WBASD STEM Academy, Wilkes-Barre; Kelly Chamberlain, Director of Education, LCHS
 

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