High school seniors giving back to Allegheny County community

BRADDOCK, Pa. — Pittsburgh-area high school seniors are giving back in a big way.

They’re working together to make a difference in Braddock and thank the nonprofit that has helped them over the years.

Community outreach is a passion for the Crossroads Foundation and students who are part of it.

So Friday, they rolled up their sleeves and partnered with Grow Pittsburgh, spending the day planting seeds and cleaning up the Braddock Farms space.

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Organizers said this is truly symbolic.

The event represented the growth the students have experienced over their high school years and how they will continue to shine and grow in college.

Students and leaders said it’s so important to continue giving back to area communities, and that this goal will be a constant mission throughout life.

“They should be proud of themselves because they’ve come along way from starting out in the program,” said Crossroads Program Coordinator Gabriella Davis.

Organizers said they plan to do this event every year.

“I feel like this program has left a really good mark on my life. I have learned a lot from this program,” said Hadia Killang, Seton LaSalle Senior. “I’ve learned how to be a leader. I’ve learned how to help out my community. Ive learned how to talk to people. How to be myself really . so I feel like I’m gonna take that along with me.”

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