Pulaski Street Elementary School students received a donation of social and emotional books from the Riverhead CAP and to celebrate the work of the CAP volunteers who teach social and emotional learning and Safety and Drug-Free Youth programs at the elementary school, each of these books had the name of a volunteer written in the cover.

“The social-emotional learning concepts introduced through literature help students work through tough issues that they face in their everyday world,” said Pulaski Street Elementary School’s media specialist Amelia Estevez Creedon. “The books have been selected specifically to support the CAP curriculum at Pulaski and the [New York State] Social Emotional Learning standards.”

Typically, Riverhead CAP would host an annual volunteer luncheon, but had to cancel due to COVID-19. CAP organizers chose to honor their volunteers in a way to benefit the local community and highlight each member.

“CAP was started by community volunteers in 1979, and today volunteers continue to be the driving force behind our most awarded and popular programs,” said CAP Director Felicia Scocozza. “We would be unable to provide these programs and services to students without the volunteers who genuinely care about the Riverhead community and donate their valuable time. We are grateful for the school-community partnerships we have developed.”

Source: Riverhead Central School District press release

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