Jamestown High School Key Club students helped raise funds and spread awareness about autism by participating in the "Step Up for Autism" Walk. This year, the walk held a competition for local schools to increase student participation. Jamestown High School and Pine Valley Central School tied as winners in the percentage of students who participated in the walk. Each school received a plaque to commemorate their community involvement.
"We hope that through the walk, students learn more about autism and become more involved in spreading awareness," said Paul Robbins, TRC volunteer.
Proceeds from "Step Up for Autism" Walk go to TRC Foundation Inc. Most of the money raised is directed to the SUCCESS Program, which provides social skills training to youths with Autism. The walk was sponsored by Filling the Gap Inc., a supporting organization of TRC Foundation and The Resource Center for the development of services for individuals with disabilities or other challenges in Chautauqua County.
Pictured, from left: Paul Robbins presents JHS’ commemorative plaque to JHS students Carissa Peterson, Kayla Morse, Ellie Blixt, Chiara Raimondo, Danielle Bertolini, Olivia Valone, Molly Morse, Kellie Rodriguez and Abbie Todaro.