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BOISE -- About 150 students from Riverstone International School spent their free time today helping community organizations around Boise.

Eight organizations were given a helping hand today including the Boys and Girls Club, Boise Parks and Recreation, and the Idaho Foodbank.

We caught up with about 30 of the students at the Fort Boise Park where they were helping out Boise Parks and Recreation clean up.

What Riverstone is all about I think is preparing kids for their future beyond high school, and kind of getting kids ready for college, where you're part of the community and part of the bigger community every single day. And so I think kind of the goal with this is to get kids prepared for helping out with the community that they're part of, and realizing that you have to give to your community to kind of keep it the way it is, to really get everything you can out of it you have to put a lot into it, said Bayard Bergmann, a senior at Riverstone International School.

All of the kids that helped out today were from grades 6 through 12. They had a day off because of parent-teacher conferences.

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