Equipped with rakes and recycled paper bags, a school bus load of 21 New Jersey teens in 7th and 8th grade volunteered for community service, serving seniors and inspiring neighbors with their good deeds. They provide leaf removal free of charge. Approved by the Ramsey NJ Board of Education, they volunteer with the nonprofit organization I Want To Mow Your Lawn Inc., which was started in the summer of 2020 by Brian Schwartz after he was laid off from his advertising job. "We're now in 35 states with over 150 volunteers," he says. He's looking to partner with schools in other areas.

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