Roslindale–Apprentice Learning is pleased to announce that Anne Jean from the Boston Teachers Union School has been selected to participate in Governor Deval Patrick’s community service program, Project 351. Project 351 is dedicated to celebrating youth leadership, inspiring the ethic of service, and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On January 18, 2014, Anne represented Roslindale as Ambassador at Project 351’s Launch and Day of Service in Boston, and will be invited to engage in a year’s term of community service, leadership development, and enrichment.
Eighth grade Ambassadors representing every city and town in the Commonwealth were nominated by his/her educators and chosen for his/her exemplary ethic of service, potential for leadership, and embodiment of the values of compassion, commitment, humility and kindness.
“Anne embodies a commitment to citizenship through community service both in school and beyond,” observes Helen Russell, Executive Director of Apprentice Learning. “She consistently exceeds expectations in what she gives back to her peers and her community.”
On January 18th, Anne joined over 350 eighth-grade students from the 351 cities and towns of Massachusetts for a day of enrichment, service, and unity with Governor Deval Patrick. Governor Patrick will begin the day with a youth Town Meeting at Faneuil Hall.
“I welcome Project 351 Ambassadors from Boston and across the Commonwealth to unite in the spirit of service,” said Governor Deval Patrick, Honorary Chair. “Our young people have unlimited potential to create positive change across our Commonwealth, our nation and our world. Project 351 recognizes that, while providing a wonderful opportunity to inspire, challenge and motivate our next generation of leaders to give back and make a significant impact in our community.”
The Faneuil Hall celebration was followed by an afternoon of community service at several sites across Boston, including the Pine Street Inn, Greater Boston Food Bank, Mason Pilot Elementary School, Cradles to Crayons, Orchard Gardens Boys & Girls Club, Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School, and the Vine Street Community Center.
“We are excited to celebrate the Class of 2014 — our fourth Class of inspiring eighth grade Ambassadors, whose commitment to service and acts of kindness and compassion compel their selection,” said Executive Director of Project 351 Carolyn Casey. “With their leadership and the support of an extraordinary community of educators and partners, we look forward to strengthening community and a unifying spirit of service across the Commonwealth.”
Project 351’s Annual Launch and Service Day was made possible by the leadership partnership of John Hancock; the generous support of Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, Highland Street Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Pfizer, AT & T, and Bank of America; and the partnership of an extraordinary community of educators, non-profit and service organizations, families, and citizens.
About the student ambassador:
Anne Jean lives in Roslindale and is an 8th grader at the Boston Teachers Union School in Jamaica Plain. She participated in Apprentice Learning her school, and worked at Horizons for Homeless Children this past fall.