A group of Winton Woods City Schools students are putting their minds together for the better. The Project Success scholars partnered with “Sight for Sore Eyes Service Project,” a program dedicated to collecting eyewear for those affected by Hurricane Maria. Seniors Romello Martin and Ma’Niya Linkous say this is not their first time partnering with an organization to help and it certainly will not be their last. “I believe if we have the resources, we should provide,” said Linkous. “It’s so important to give, I believe it’s necessary.” Students worked together to create and distribute flyers for items to be dropped off throughout the district. In two months, students collected over 80 pairs of eyeglasses for the organization.
The “Sight for Sore Eyes Service Project” South Bronx Director Dr. Alevi and his team hope to return to Ponse in the late spring of 2019 to hold another eyeglass clinic and distribute more glasses to those residents in need. “It’s cool to see how we can make a difference and how far our efforts can reach,” said Martin. When asked if they had anything else to share, Linkous said to start giving in your community and then to the world, stay positive and be kind.
PHOTO CAPTION: Winton Woods Project Success program partnered with “Sight for Sore Eyes Service Project” to collect eyewear for those affected by Hurricane Maria. Shown (l-r) are Project Success teacher Jackie Braswell, Romello Martin, Ma’Niya Linkous, Bryana Jessie, Principal and Director of Project Success Brenda Hodges-Davis, and Project Success teacher Jeanne Rankin. Photo by Drew Jackson.