Monday, April 25, 2016

McKee Students Hope to Lift the Rug on Drug Addiction in Staten Island

About six months ago I became aware that I had a very active chapter of the Key Club at Ralph R. McKee CTE High School.  First there were the visits by the members to the Kiwanis Club which supports Key Club chapters throughout Staten Island. Then the Key Club members made blankets for tots as part of the campaign to help disadvantaged youth.
  Next there was one of my students becoming Lieutenant Governor of all Key Clubs on Staten Island. Then there was the presentation of the Key Club banner by the Kiwanis Club.

After the advisor received permission, about a week ago signs went up around the school that were headlines from the Staten Island Advance newspaper regarding the latest affected by the loss of a loved one due to the drug epidemic affecting Staten Island: opiates.

On Thursday, April 21, 2016, periods 2 through 9, Key Club members with their advisor, invited students and faculty from the Camelot Society to do presentations about the impact of chemical and substance abuse on one's life.

On Friday, April 22, 2016, New York 1 reporter Shannon Ferry visited McKee High School to do a story about the "Lift the Rug" campaign which is the community service initiative that the Key Club members and their advisor, Ms. Lisa Curio.

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