The Queensbury Middle School Student Ambassadors volunteered four hours on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne.
Co-founded by Charles R. Wood and Paul Newman, the Double H Ranch provides specialized programs and year-round support free of charge for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.
The Ambassadors are school leaders who seek to create a culture of positive character and kindness within and outside the school community. They raked leaves at the 320-acre facility and had some fun jumping in leaves and throwing them at each other.
“It was a day full of a ton of raking, but the kids were able to mix in a ton of fun and laughter,” said teacher Amy VanVranken.
Before they left, the students received a tour of the facility and learned about the services the ranch provides and its impact on children with life-threatening illnesses.
See the slideshow below for more photos of the day.