Eighth graders from every town in Massachusetts, including Chelmsford's Anna Mullane, gathered on this week to kick off the 2014 Project 351 Campaign.
Organized by Governor Deval Patrick, Project 351 is a non-profit organization dedicated to building unity and leadership through a yearlong process where an eighth-grade student from each town is selected by educatiors for an exemplary ethic of service and the values of kindness, compassion, humility and generosity of spirit.
Mullane, a student at Parker Middle School, will participate in volunteering efforts such as one spearheaded by Governor Patrick and other students that volunteered at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School in Roxbury on Martin Luther King Day, helping to paint murals and classrooms as well as create educational resource kits for students.
“I am proud to once again join the Project 351 Ambassadors in a day of service in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King,” said Patrick. “These students are the servant leaders in their communities and an inspiration to work with."
More information on the initiative is available on its website.