Spring 2016, page 2

Marble Hill School Students Make a Difference with Their Comfy Feet Project  

Alayla Monegro, Nailudys De Los Santos, Maria Gomez, Thierno Cisse and Cesar Batista made a difference in the lives of needy New Yorkers by collecting and donating over 1,200 pairs of new socks to the New York City Rescue Mission. This “Comfy Feet” Project was an offshoot of the Jefferson Awards Foundation Students in Action Program. After attending the foundation’s “I Can Make a Difference” Leadership and Service Conference last fall (2015), the students designed, developed and executed the Comfy Feet Project. They presented the project at an awards ceremony in April 2016, and received the 2016 Silver Service Leadership School recognition for their work. 

Above: Thierno Cisse, Cesar Batista, and Alayla Monegro at the presentation ceremony.

Left: Maria Gomez, Nailudys De Los Santos, Thierno Cisse, and Alayla Monegro enlist the help of their classmates to help fold and pack the donated socks.

   Below left: Students arrive at the New York City Rescue Mission.
Below right: One happy recipient of the donated socks.