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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.

Prometheus January 23, 2014 at 03:06 PM
Complete.....liberal attack...allowed up all day....my truthful statement back....poof gone in a flash.
Prometheus January 23, 2014 at 03:09 PM
Kinda like the kids vanishing under DCF's watch....and deval's.
Aron Levy January 23, 2014 at 03:19 PM
Go ahead. You know nothing about her. But please feel free to keep digging that hole even deeper. (I say many things about people. But I never, ever attack their families. This thing called 'honor.' Can you say the same?)
Prometheus January 23, 2014 at 03:27 PM
Sorry...but do not lecture me on your narrow view of the term honor, as you did not learn honor rolling dice in mom's basement and calling it adventure. And I did not attack, I relayed FACT. You just don't like it. I hope for the final time, if you do not want to be attacked, do not do the same yourself.
Tyler Jozefowicz January 23, 2014 at 04:33 PM
not facts, fabrications,propaganda lines directed at a twelve year old. There for all to see. No shame with these far right psychos. I wounder if their kids know they're on line everyday making fools of themselves.
Tara Dactyl January 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM
Iron Mike, the pendulum is slowly swinging back. Had a chance to give an Obama three-dollar bill to a waiter at a Cambridge restaurant tonight. He wisely asked, "Can I pay for my health care with this?" Then the rest of the wait staff wanted theirs... in Cambridge! The Emperor has no clothes.
Aron Levy January 23, 2014 at 11:09 PM
I'm calling shenanigans on that. Unless you went to an Old Country Buffet or similar.
Iron Mike January 23, 2014 at 11:36 PM
Good Job Tara. I sometimes pull out my "EBT Platinum" [looks VERY real], and I get the same reactions. Plus I have a number of items on my vehicle - get some scowls - but mostly big grins and thumbs-up. The Obamaphiles are a dwindling sad minority - clinging to their dreams of socialism,...and 'free stuff'... Did you catch Olga Roche today? Wow! Even gun-grabber Linsky has had enough.... Who'da thunk?!?
Aron Levy January 23, 2014 at 11:44 PM
Classy, classy, classy. How are those mid-term election polls looking, boys?
Tara Dactyl January 24, 2014 at 12:16 AM
Iron Mike, I see far fewer Obama bumper stickers here on the roads in deep blue Massachusetts. Perhaps the message, "Does your Obama bumper sticker make you feel stupid yet?" is resonating. We can feel lonesome, but a tsunami is building in the less gullible states... even if the populace has been promised there is no end to the free stuff, because a rich person somewhere else will buy it for you. However, in our hour of need we can depend on Elizabeth 'Liawatha" Warren for inspiration.
Aron Levy January 24, 2014 at 12:19 AM
That's what I thought. And nice racist dog whistle! BENGHAZI!!!!!!
Tara Dactyl January 24, 2014 at 12:29 AM
Iron Mike, I need an EBT Platinum card. Even though I am a citizen, and not an illegal alien, I hope you can direct me to a source. Deval 'Affirmative Action' Patrick would approve.
Prometheus January 24, 2014 at 07:47 AM
EBT Platinum....sign me up....lol.
Iron Mike January 24, 2014 at 08:39 AM
When I have a greedy and gullible person ask me how to get one – I tell them I got mine by giving my State Senator [Eldridge] $100 cash – and it came in the mail in 2 days. I tell 'em it was worth the investment – because there's no monthly limit – and it's good for up to $55/meal in any restaurant – covers beer and wine too. We have a LOT of stupid citizens, - which explains why we're in this mess.
Iron Mike January 24, 2014 at 08:43 AM
I have a BENGHAZI! sign on my vehicle. Can someone explain why they think that is 'racist'? UNLESS, - it was the fact that four (4) white Americans were murdered, and our ½ Black pResident lied about it, - blamed a video, - and hasn't bothered to catch the terrorists that CNN found and interviewed...?
Tara Dactyl January 24, 2014 at 09:09 AM
The Obama three dollar bills are increasingly a big hit. I never leave home without a few in my wallet. They are available from SlickTimes for about twenty cents each in quantity. The serial number on the bill is IBD14UOK.
Prometheus January 24, 2014 at 09:20 AM
I find the .20/ea part interesting....that is what my dollars are worth now after all the printing going on in DC....funny on many levels.
robbinsfarm January 24, 2014 at 10:20 AM
Hey " together we can" or what the hell does that mean in left-wing nut world ! How much Kool-Aid do these people drink a day ? friggen vat full from the comments I see.
Tara Dactyl January 24, 2014 at 12:31 PM
Elizabeth Warren is currently mixing and dispensing the best Democrat Kool-Aid. She repeats, "The middle class is getting hammered," as she hands out the cups. One sip and the user forgets that Warren lied about her Indian background and used it to get on the Harvard faculty. Even the Boston Globe agreed.
robbinsfarm January 24, 2014 at 02:19 PM
100% agree Tara and she's at some school helping them sign up for this horror show healthcare. It's like she is saying to this young people, please help us--- we will get that check (subsidy) back to you as quick as we can !!! what a joke.
Anna Bucciarelli January 25, 2014 at 10:16 AM
I'm a bit late to this post but cannot help wondering what all the above comments have to do with a day of volunteering? Clue me in, someone, anyone?
Anna Bucciarelli January 25, 2014 at 10:27 AM
Also, Aron ... how does Benghazi equate with a racist dog whistle?
Aron Levy January 25, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Anna, to answer your first question, the above comments have almost NOTHING to do with volunteering. They were attempts to pitch propaganda at a twelve year old. As to your second question, there is nothing racist about Benghazi. I was merely bringing up the war cry of the GOP. TD's delightful 'Liawatha' however is a lovely little racial epithet. But that's OK. Racism is acceptable when it comes from a conservative.
Iron Mike January 25, 2014 at 12:04 PM
As I recall it was “Liawatha” aka “Princess Crab Cakes” who is the racist – claiming to have been part Cherokee to get Affirmative Action admission to schools – and to a teaching job at Harvard. When vetted, her claim of a 'Cherokee ancestor' – turned out to be a member of the Tennessee Mounted Militia [a white man] who spent two (2) years ROUNDING UP Cherokees for their march to Oklahoma. There is NOTHING more racist than the Democratic Party – their sponsorship of abortions [37% black babies], welfare [40% unemployment for young blacks], and LBJs 'Great Society' – 4 generations of blacks living in government-dependent poverty in our inner cities. Then look at the murder rates of Boston, Chicago, and Detroit...
Aron Levy January 25, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Lookie here: http://splcenter.org/blog/2014/01/23/afa-radio-host-its-the-fault-of-african-americans-that-white-people-are-racist/
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) 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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