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Stony Brook Student Joins Governor Patrick to Kick Off Statewide Volunteering Campaign

The year-long volunteering project for eighth-graders began on Monday.

Eighth graders from every town in Massachusetts, including Westford’s Matthew Salvo, gathered on this week to kick off the 2014 Project 351 Campaign.

Organized by Governor Deval Patrick, Project 351 is a non-profit organization dedicated to building unity and leadership through a yearlong process where an eighth-grade student from each town is selected by educatiors for an exemplary ethic of service and the values of kindness, compassion, humility and generosity of spirit.

Salvo, who attends the Stony Brook School, joined with other students in the program and Governor Patrick to volunteer at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School in Roxbury on Martin Luther King Day, helping to paint murals and classrooms as well as create educational resource kits for students.

“I am proud to once again join the Project 351 Ambassadors in a day of service in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King,” said Patrick. “These students are the servant leaders in their communities and an inspiration to work with."

More information on the initiative is available on its website.

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