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Community Spirit Youth Challenge

WATERTOWN- A Lewis County school district has raised $1,000 for two North Country charitable organizations, thanks to a program from the Northern New York Community Foundation.

Known as the Community Spirit Youth Giving Challenge, the program is now in its fourth-year and is aimed to introduce local middle school students to the importance of community needs.

“Interest in this program continues to grow each year, and that is a good indication that we have future leaders eager to step forward by making service a priority in their lives,” said Community Foundation Executive Director, Rande Richardson.

For Lowville Academy, Lillian Exford is responsible for raising $500 for the Hand-in-Hand Early Childhood Center, while Chase Nakano is credited with the choice of giving $500 to the Salvation Army Watertown Corps.

The Northern New York Community Foundation has been investing to improve and enrich the quality of life for all North Country communities across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties since 1929. 

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