The recently revitalized Leo Club at Amity Middle School Bethany, facilitated by Susan Skalka, is focusing on helping a local family. The club aims to raise much needed funds and show its emotional support.
The club invited Woodbridge First Selectman Ellen Scalettar to meet with them and hear their ideas on fundraising. The club has organized a variety of in-school events and is starting to plan out-of-school events to raise money to support the Eldredge Family, whose son Andrew was hurt in an accident.
The Leo Club was reinvigorated by Skalka last year. This club made and sold friendship bracelets outside the polls on Election Day morning and is planning several other events. $125 was raised at the polls and another $300 has been raised in school. The efforts are far from over. “This new club is strengthening important life skills including planning, cooperation and compassion,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar. “I wish these students every success and hope that Woodbridge residents support their efforts.”