The volunteer effort of National Honor Society students from Brick Township High School, Veterans Memorial Middle School and Lake Riviera Middle School have paid off in the form of 150 backpacks prepared for the 2012 Jump Start summer program.
Jump Start is a program paid for with federal funds which is offered to students going into grades 2 through 8 who received basic skills instruction. The program is aimed at providing students with a "jump start" on the next year’s academic requirements by providing grade level specific, student-centered activities in the areas of language arts and math during the summer, according to district spokeswoman Dina Silvestri.
Each student participating in the program, which begins July 30, receives school supplies and a language arts story book specific to their grade. The student volunteers helped prepare the backpacks for the incoming students.