Honoring a Classmate’s Memory

Honoring a Classmate’s Memory photo
The Port Jefferson School community was out in full force at the Out of the Darkness walk, held recently at Jones Beach. Dozens of students and staff members walked as part of Team Dylan, which honors the memory of Port Jefferson student Dylan Berger. Collectively, the school community raised $2,490 through the school’s Gay Straight Alliance, the International Club and a staff dress-down day. The funds will directly benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

“We are proud of the many students who step up to help raise awareness on suicide and depression,” Kristin Britt, adviser to the GSA said. “When they foster a better understanding of themselves and their friends and classmates, they gain the capacity for empowerment and help in sharing the fact that there are always safe outlets, supportive environments and always someone to talk to.”