ROANOKE, Va. - High school students from around the Commonwealth devoted their time to service Thursday afternoon.

High schoolers were volunteering at the Adult Day Care of Roanoke Valley.  They exercised, participated in arts and crafts, and chatted with the people there.

 The rising seniors are part of Virginia Tech's Black College Institute, a pre-college program, to immerse African-American students into college life.  Students say a big part of college life is spending time to serving others.

"Its about serving your community and kind of making sure you know everyone's story and being able to have an empathy towards everybody," said Seth Taah, a high school junior from Fairfax.  Since everybody matters and everybody deserves to be helped being able to come here and do something like this is like an honor."

Students also served at the West End Center, Boys and Girls Club, and Feeding America Southwest Virginia.
 


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