September 12, 2017, from about nine in the morning until one in the afternoon, a group of forty high school students from a variety of tech classes at JRTI helped out at Horses for Hearts on Shepherdstown Road, Martinsburg, WV. The group was lead by the school’s Carpentry Teacher, Skip Lantz.

The students started their day there by painting a fence. After painting the fence, they went to the horse pen and picked weeds and rocks out of the field. After a long day of hard work, they had free time to play football.  

This was a community service project for JRTI students in collaboration with United Way of the Eastern Panhandle’s Day of Caring. Mrs.Van Metre, Principal of JRTI was contacted by them and was asked if JRTI would volunteer to do community serves on the second Tuesday of september.

“The spirit of volunteerism is a core value in our local community and our nation. By participating in the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Day of Caring, JRTI students were able to use their talents to help an organization such as Horses with Hearts that in turn helps others live fuller lives.” – Donna Van Metre, JRTI Director/Principal