Local students from Poughkeepsie YouthBuild at Nubian Directions II, Inc. assist those in need at local food pantry.
On April 10th, 2023, a group of passionate and driven students from the Nubian Directions YouthBuild/AmeriCorps assisted at the Trinity Temple Food Pantry.
With a shared commitment to serving their community, these students demonstrated their unwavering dedication and compassion.
Having volunteered at the food pantry on numerous occasions, the students honed their skills and developed an efficient system that allowed them to assist in an organized and streamlined manner.
Through their previous experiences, they had come to understand the importance of delivering groceries and support to those in need with efficiency and care.
What truly set these young individuals apart was not only their willingness to serve but also their remarkable ability to maintain order and ensure the pantry was fully stocked.
Dividing themselves into teams, one group focused on diligently restocking items, while the other enthusiastically broke down boxes and meticulously cleaned the area. This synchronized effort was a testament to the teamwork instilled in them through the YouthBuild/AmeriCorps program.
At the core of the Nubian Directions YouthBuild/AmeriCorps program lies a fundamental goal: to inspire and empower the next generation of youth in our city.
Through engaging in activities like volunteering at the food pantry, these students are exposed to the transformative power of community service. By actively participating in initiatives that aim to uplift and support others, they develop a heightened sense of responsibility and an understanding of the profound impact they can make.
It is through the dedication of these young individuals that we can begin to build our city one step at a time. Recognizing the immense potential within our youth, we have the opportunity to mold future leaders who will shape our communities for the better.
By providing them with experiences like volunteering at the Trinity Temple Food Pantry, we are not only changing their perspectives but also fostering a sense of empathy, compassion, and civic duty that will resonate throughout their lives.