Noah, the student who wrote us an email, and a handful of fellow 6th graders started collecting goodies for their teacher. They discovered Mr. Sarmiento was dipping into his own pockets, including getting that part-time job, to make sure he could provide snacks for students participating in after school activities.
They also raised $350 for the teacher's snack fund. It all left Mr. Sarmiento nearly at a loss for words. He was surprised that his “pay it forward message” has already connected with 6th graders.