Making a World of Difference

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First-grade students at Kreamer Street got a jump on making their special valentines with the assistance of A World of Difference Club members from Bellport Middle School. 

Sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, a World of Difference club teaches respect and tolerance of others. In its second year of operation, middle school members currently mentor Kreamer Street Elementary School students once a week through a variety of activities. Students at Bellport High School and Frank P. Long Intermediate School are also members of this special and diverse organization.

During the valentine-making activity, club members instructed the first-graders on how to make a valentine. The younger students first decided to whom their valentines would be given and wrote an appropriate note to the recipients. The valentines were cut out of either pink or red construction paper and decorated with warmth and love.

A World of Difference club adviser Gail Freeman Scallon noted that the club members enjoy mentoring the younger students and that meaningful friendships develop during the course of each mentoring session.