SAS JUNIORS VOLUNTEER WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
High school juniors from School for Advanced Studies (“SAS”) spent their Saturday, May 4th, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of
Greater Miami. They were accompanied by two adults, including SAS’s staff member Samay Alvarez. The girls transformed the landscape of a future Habitat
homeowner’s house. They worked very hard clearing large rocks, making the ground level, laying down Bermuda grass, digging holes to plant trees and
shrubs, and spreading mulch. The students got a surprise visit from Mario Artecona, CEO of Habitat for Humanity. Mario asked the girls to take a break to thank them for their commitment and praise them for their hard work. Isabella Riera said, “This was a very rewarding experience and an amazing way to give back to our community!” Victoria Riera added, “Our experience empowered the SAS girls, because we were able to accomplish so much as a team. We will carry this experience very close to our hearts.”
The following individuals chaperoned and volunteered. Jorge Riera, Victoria Riera, Mario Artecona (Habitat CEO), Samay Alvarez, Isabella Riera, Deanna Vasquez, Jahanny Izaguirre, Rosa Elera, Takoia (future Habitat homeowner), Felia, Pedro, Jasmine Santiago, and Raquel Quezada.