HS students celebrate 2nd annual Joy of St. Joseph Day of Service

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - For the second year, students at St. Joseph High School in South Bend participated in the Joy of St. Joe Day of Service Thursday.

Both students and staff members were across 50 locations Thursday morning, one of them being the University of Notre Dame, where high schoolers were trained on bike safety, information that they will be able to use to help younger students in the future. Plus, riding a bike is a more eco-friendly way of transportation.

"It's really exciting to know we're touching them at such a young age, so that then, as they grow and get into being high school students like us, they'll continue to use these lessons and hopefully teach their younger siblings and other people in their communities, so we're sort of inspiring another generation of people who want to ride their bikes," one student said.

The training event was inspired by the South Bend Common Council's recent work, and they will have a meeting to discuss climate change at the local level on April 22.