Fitch students raise money for mental health causes

AUSTINTOWN

Students of Austintown Fitch High School chose to provide for a charity and are now being praised as winners for the charity.

The Fitch life literature class entered a national Storytellers high school campaign for To Write Love on Her Arms, a group that brings attention to resources that can help with treatment of, and erase the stigma attached to, mental illness.

“It was the students’ decision to pick this cause,” said Steven Ward, language arts teacher. “They wanted to bring the classroom together and take learning out of the books and into reality.”

Through selling Storyteller bracelets, the high school raised $3,353 in two months as part of a fall 2012 campaign that raised $33,000 nationally.

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