The Center for Youth in Rochester delivered turkeys to the families of their own students who are in need this Thanksgiving.
The young men from the Center for Youth are students at its school-based program, New Beginning. The organization offers young men the opportunity for a new start, and works to get them engaged in school and the community.
After a number of the students expressed a need for food this Thanksgiving, they worked to help give one another a true holiday meal. They spread the word to the community, and asked them to help by donating frozen turkeys.
These turkeys were then delivered by the young men, helping to make Thanksgiving a reality for many families.
Kyle Chambers is one of these students from New Beginning who is also a part of The Center for Youth program.
"Some people that grow up in the city don't get to have big Thanksgivings and stuff like that, so for people to look out and be grateful for what they have and actually give to the people who are less fortunate is really something special," Chambers said.
One of Chambers' mentors is Paul Clark, who is the Director of School-Based Programs for The Center for Youth.
"(They) really want to help each other out because they all have their own struggles, and if this is going to help lessen that struggle on Thanksgiving, then that's what it is all about," Clark said.
A total of 30 turkeys were donated to the Center for Youth, which Chambers says speaks to the great generosity of the Rochester community in this season of giving.