PROVIDENCE - Nearly 70 students from Hope High are
doing their part to honor the life of Martin Luther King Junior.
The students joined volunteers from City Year Rhode Island
to paint and revamp their school.
Hope High is one of the oldest public schools in Providence and participants today said that by updating the school's
look they hope to boost student morale.
"The attendance has been an issue, so I feel like if we
beautify Hope High School, the attendance rate will increase even more. I mean
it's been doing real good now, this is just an added bonus I guess," said Jason Roias, a senior at Hope High.
"We feel that the better the school looks the more students
take pride in being a part of that school," said Stephen Larbi, program manager for City Year.
Volunteers painted walls, stairwells, and the cafeteria in
school colors: blue and white.