On Friday, November 15, Teen Choice Director Valerie Worthy escorted 5 Goddard Peer Leaders (PL) to Harlem, to assist in a "Feed The Community Pre-Thanksgiving Event" at the Drew Hamilton Houses Community Center. The PL's Abigail P., Jaden M. , Karah L. , Alissa P. and Khaden W. all worked side by side with other PL from various schools throughout the Brooklyn (BT), Manhattan (FIT) and Queens (RHG) to bring joy to the community during this holiday season. The PLs decorated, stuffed goodie bags, checked families into the center, assisted with feeding, cleaning, and various other tasks.
It was an amazing event, and the PL (some of who met each other for the first time) exhibited such amazing teamwork, and truly felt good about the job they were doing. They all informed me that it made them feel so special to be able to give back to the community, and this is exactly what I wanted them to get out of this event, and to not focus on just doing the job for a paycheck.