Modeling the volunteering way

Several college students modeled volunteerism to youth in the after-school Zone program on Friday.

Under the watch of the college students, youth picked up trash along Second Street and through Chautauqua Park.

Some youth made a contest to see who could collect the most trash. One boy hoisted a stuffed garbage sack over his shoulder and declared he was Santa Claus.

The service project was done for Global Youth Service Day, an event that started Friday and ends Sunday.

Global Youth Service Day celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities each day through service, according to the event webpage. The event was established in 1988 and is celebrated in more than 135 countries. Organizers work with schools, youth organizations, nonprofit groups, community and faith-based organizations, national service

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