RAHWAY, NJ - High schools from all over Union County gathered at Kean University to participate in The Union County Student Training and Enrichment Program. In attendance at the event were sophomores and juniors from Rahway High School who were divided up and placed on separate teams to develop a community initiative to help end childhood hunger. This initiative would then be sponsored by the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.
Ms. Coleman and her teammates created the “Kans 4 Kids” initiative, a canned food drive would culminate by using the collected cans to build “kanstructions” of the UCSTEP and the Food Bank logos. The high school that collects the most cans will be given a $1,000 grant.
The top three initiatives from that one day event were opened to public voting, with “Kans 4 Kids” being selected as the winner with over 1,000 votes. The ‘Orange’ team was then invited to a meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders on January 26, 2017 when each school represented on the team was recognized and presented with a resolution by Freeholders Alexander Mirabella and Linda Carter. The “Kans 4 Kids” initiative will kick off on March 8, 2017.
The entire Rahway school district congratulates Ms. Coleman on her efforts in pursuit of ending childhood hunger and offers her team great success in the implementation of their initiative.