WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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volunteering community service helping out doing our part contributions neighbor to neighbor philanthropy good works Teens Giving Back J U L I E S U T H E R L A N D writer high school students don't have much free time these days, even during the sum- mer months. Meet some local teens who spend the little free time they have doing what they enjoy most: giving back to others. Shannon Roberts From Land's Sake farm summer camper to farm ambassador, Shannon Roberts has learned about agrarian life, and is now giving back to the farm and to her community. Land's Sake was founded in 1980 and works with Weston Public Schools and other neigh- boring schools, teaching young people the basics of agriculture, ecology, and local history. Volunteers also raise sheep, chickens, and turkeys, and work with draft horses. In elementary school, Roberts loved the farm's summer camp. After aging out of the summer camp program, she still wanted to be involved, and so continued two summers ago as a Junior Leader volunteer. For four weeks, Roberts worked with campers ages 5 to 10 years old, setting up supplies, coordinating camper activities, answering camper questions and generally assisting H E R O I M A G E S I N C . 154 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 8

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