Schuyler students show compassion through fundraising effort
ALBANY, N.Y. (March
28, 2018) – For
the past several months, students at Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy
have collected pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to help kids with
All those coins added up: On Wednesday, they presented a check for
$1,707 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Their efforts were part of Schuyler's Second Step Program, which teaches
students about having empathy and compassion for others in their school
A special shout-out to fourth-grader Jimmy Murphy, pictured in the
center, who alone raised more than $1,500. He and classmates Samir
Hussein (in the plaid shirt), Thierry Nkurunziza (in red), and Devante
Thomas (in black) were the biggest fundraisers in the school.
Their class was treated to a pasta and salad lunch for their hard work.
The class also received a certificate of thanks from the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society and personal thank you note from a patient.
Great job, Schuyler community!
The mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
around 9,600 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.