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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Poughkeepsie students spend part of their weekend cleaning up school grounds and the streets of nearby neighborhoods, as a way to honor Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Poughkeepsie City School District and Habitat for Humanity partnered for the event.
More than 100 student volunteers from the middle and high schools worked together, delivering Dr. King's message of love and unity, even while snow squalls fell.
Organizers say the message of Saturday's activity is twofold.
"Well Dr. King invested in his community. When he began, he did not have the support or the following that he ended with. We told the children today that community investment is something that will follow you the rest of your life," said Natasha Cherry, District Family Advocate, Secondary Education.
The students also participated in an anti-violence video again promoting those messages of love and unity.