Binghamton High School students clean nearby neighborhoods

Binghamton High School students clean nearby neighborhoods

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Binghamton High School students were busy Tuesday afternoon working to clean up the neighborhood.

It was second annual community cleanup hosted by the high school, in an effort to help students engage with the community.

The students started picking up trash and raking leaves off the sidewalks on Oak Street.

The purpose of the cleanup was to provide an opportunity for Binghamton High School students to help clean up the neighborhood they live in.  

The school partnered with the Broome County Promise Zone, which prides itself on improving student attendance, boosting academic achievement, and fostering family engagement. 

"I want our students to walk away feeling like they have contributed something to someone other than themselves, and to walk away with a sense of pride and accomplishment that they are being productive members of society," Community Schools Coordinator, Carla Murray, said.

"It's not only the students of BHS, it welcomes the residents and local businesses to be a part of what it means to be a community," Binghamton High School Senior, Peraung Burlay, said.

Binghamton City Councilwoman, (D) Dani Cronce also joined the cleanup efforts.  

The students who participated received community service credit.

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