Skylar UngerSun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our Smugmug site.
Skylar Unger

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DRACUT -- Skylar Unger an eighth-grader at Lakeview Junior High School, has been selected to participate in Gov. Deval Patrick's community-service program, Project 351.

Project 351 is dedicated to celebrating youth leadership, inspiring the ethic of service, and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Skylar recently represented Dracut as ambassador at Project 351's Launch and Day of Service in Boston. She will be invited to engage in a year's term of community service, leadership development and enrichment.

Ambassadors representing every city and town in Massachusetts were nominated by their educators and chosen for their exemplary ethic of service, potential for leadership, and embodiment of the values of compassion, commitment, humility and kindness.

"I welcome Project 351 ambassadors from Dracut and across the commonwealth to unite in the spirit of service," Patrick said. "Our young people have unlimited potential to create positive change across our commonwealth, our nation and our world. Project 351 recognizes that, while providing a wonderful opportunity to inspire, challenge and motivate our next generation of leaders to give back and make a significant impact in our community."

After a celebration at Fan-euil Hall, Skylar and the other ambassadors spent an afternoon of community service at several sites across Boston, including the Pine Street Inn, Greater Boston Food Bank, Mason Pilot Elementary School, Cradles to Crayons, Orchard Gardens Boys & Girls Club, Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School, and Vine Street Community Center.


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