Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Elementary School Donates 3,773 Diapers for CNY Diaper Bank


–Students, faculty, staff and community members collected diapers throughout April and May and will be donated in person on Thursday, May 27th.–

Syracuse, NY. – Students, faculty and staff at Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship
elementary school recently collected over 3,700 diapers to benefit the families at CNY Diaper Bank. The diapers will be donated to CNY Diaper Bank in person on Thursday, May 27th.

“The idea for the Diaper Drive came about after a discussion among several staff members who were looking for innovative ways to give back to the local community that our students would feel passionate about,” said Hayley Merritt, Kindergarten teacher at Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school. “Many students welcomed siblings into the world this year and were excited about helping collect diapers for babies. As a result, our first annual Diaper Drive was launched. We selected the CNY Diaper Bank because of the large scale work they do to aid the community.”

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school students in grades K-5 collected over 3,700 diapers to donate to CNY Diaper Bank

To incentivize students to donate diapers to the Diaper Drive event, students who donated were eligible to participate in a fun ‘Pie in the Face’ activity. Students could choose which Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school staff member they would like to pie in the face.

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school is a Positivity Project school that works to foster the 24 character strengths within its student body. The school places a large emphasis on citizenship, and giving back to the community. In addition, the school strives to help its students develop lifelong strengths such as teamwork, gratitude and helping others.


Science Academies of New York (SANY) Charter SchoolsThere are three Charter Schools serving under the SANY umbrella, Syracuse and Utica Academy of Science Charter School (SASCS), and Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Charter School which all are nonprofit, tuition-free, public, K-12, college preparatory charter schools in Central New York. The schools prepare students for college, career and citizenship through a STEM based curriculum. SANY seeks to graduate students who can think critically and creatively; who are committed to a lifetime of learning and civic involvement; and who are conscious of local, global and environmental issues.