This class of Helene Cody Scholars demonstrated adaptability and resilience when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to change their original project ideas midway through the school year. We are very proud of how the students adapted to this change by coming up with creative ways to make an impact even when their original plans were no longer feasible. Please note that the videos were filmed before the full scope of the pandemic was known, and some projects were modified from the time of filming.
Prachi Mital created a club called The Boomerang Project with the mission of uniting the special needs and mainstream communities through projects that benefit society as a whole.
Catherine Valente raised awareness of the deaf community by volunteering at events throughout the year and producing an educational video for Princeton High School students.
Arjun Chakraborty's project aimed to reduce loneliness in those suffering from dementia. He produced a "virtual concert" video to play in nursing homes and collected and distributed "letters of love".
Megan Rougas assembled and distributed "birthday boxes" to families with young children seeking assistance at the St. Vincent de Paul Pantry in an effort to make sure all children feel celebrated on their birthdays.
Isabel Sethi created educational content to help kindergarten students develop a love of nature through vermiculture (raising worms).