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Parker School Student Joins Governor Patrick to Kick Off Statewide Volunteering Campaign

The year-long volunteering project for eighth-graders began on Monday.

A picture of all the eighth graders at the state house (courtesy Andrea Mayotte)
A picture of all the eighth graders at the state house (courtesy Andrea Mayotte)

Eighth graders from every town in Massachusetts, including Chelmsford's Anna Mullane, gathered on this week to kick off the 2014 Project 351 Campaign.

Organized by Governor Deval Patrick, Project 351 is a non-profit organization dedicated to building unity and leadership through a yearlong process where an eighth-grade student from each town is selected by educatiors for an exemplary ethic of service and the values of kindness, compassion, humility and generosity of spirit.

Mullane, a student at Parker Middle School, will participate in volunteering efforts such as one spearheaded by Governor Patrick and other students that volunteered at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School in Roxbury on Martin Luther King Day, helping to paint murals and classrooms as well as create educational resource kits for students.

“I am proud to once again join the Project 351 Ambassadors in a day of service in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King,” said Patrick. “These students are the servant leaders in their communities and an inspiration to work with."

More information on the initiative is available on its website.

Andrew Sylvia January 25, 2014 at 01:53 PM
Comments have been deleted due to violations of the terms of use. I may have missed a few. Will be back later.
Aron Levy January 25, 2014 at 01:59 PM
But Andrew, I thought you only deleted conservative comments! Oh, well. So much for that misguided attempt at false persecution.
Tara Dactyl January 25, 2014 at 02:38 PM
"Children my name is Deval Patrick. As you have agreed to volunteer today, let me tell you that I am a volunteer too. Years ago I volunteered for the Affirmative Action program, the same program, I proudly add, that brought us President Barrack Obama. Today as we celebrate the life and times of Martin Luther King Junior I ask you to consider the 'people of color' who have emerged as leaders of the next generation of blacks... Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson Senior, Jesse Jackson Junior, Cornel West, Louis Gates, Tawana Brawley and dozens of talented rappers in baggy pants and straight-billed baseball caps. MLK is no doubt smiling down from heaven at the examples of leadership regarding hard work, self-reliance, independence, parenting, and absence of whining. Thank you and let us proceed with our volunteer activities today.
Iron Mike January 25, 2014 at 02:54 PM
Wow! Awesome! That's going to hurt and leave a bruise!
robbinsfarm January 26, 2014 at 08:50 AM
so it is written so let it be done !!!

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