Students get new kicks in exchange for community service

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Just in time for back to school—some Rochester teens got to do a little shopping.

Monday was the final day of Save Rochester’s workshop series for at-risk youth.

Over the course of five days, students raised awareness about poverty and food insecurity. Students also distributed organic produce to families in need, raised money for food, and canvassed the community to educate them on child poverty. They also participated in wellness workshops where they learned about healthy relationships, support systems, and financial literacy.

Students gave up to 20 hours of community service in exchange for some cool new kicks from a local shoe shop.

“I feel like we are doing something better for the world. Stuff like that and I am just trying to make a world a better place as I can,” said student, Cameron Pesante.

For more information on Save Rochester, click here.