Forest Park High School students decided to do a Coat Drive for students and families in need, in their own school. They noticed some of their peers weren’t wearing coats in the school building, and heard one student say, “they don't like wearing coats," but realized in reality the student didn't have one.
They immediately took action and began planning their drive and started collecting coats daily in the school cafeteria. After several weeks, they collected more than 30 coats. The event was truly a success because a family from Charles Drew High School who had lost everything in a house fire benefited by receiving several coats for their children.
The students were excited about the impact they made and it was such a success, they decided to do a coat drive every year. Special thanks to Site Coordinator Quintin Avery for mentoring these student leaders on their mission to help others.