On November 16, 2012 the Secretary of the Commission on Higher Education, Rochelle Hendricks, will volunteer with Bonner Community Scholars at the Academic Sports Academy after school program at Hedgepeth-Williams School in Trenton. The k-8 students in the program are conducting a food and material drive to help individuals who have been adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy. Secretary Hendricks will help the students sort and pack the donated items to be delivered over the weekend. Afterwards, Secretary Hendricks will engage in a “read aloud” session with the students, during which she will read Langston Hughes’ Thank You Mam. The story will open up the door for the group to have a discussion about community and how how we all can pitch in to help others in small, yet profound ways.
For more information, call the Bonner Center at 609-771-2548.