August 29, 2011

Freshmen’s used test prep books heading to city high schools

Along with their computers, clothes and toiletries, many of the freshmen arriving at Homewood last week brought along with them something they didn’t need: the SAT and AP test prep books they’d used as high schoolers.

Thanks to a call put out by junior Alexandra Larsen, those books will soon be going to students at Baltimore City public high schools who don’t have adequate study resources. Larsen worked with the Orientation team to promote her idea and set up donation boxes in the AMR 1 Reading Room, where students picked up their Orientation schedule.

“Students and parents all said they loved that we were helping out the community,” Larsen said.

At last count, she had received about 165 books.