“Rock the Shelter” to Benefit Needy



 Walt Whitman’s African American Heritage Club (AAHC) has teamed up with Leadership Team 83 (LT83) to sponsor an exciting night of entertainment
at Walt Whitman’s Performing Arts Center (PAC). 

General Admission is $10 – SHUFSD Faculty $5, and WWHS Students w/ID $5 – But…. Admission is FREE with a donation of gently used or new winter coats.


Performances by:

• TSOP (Whitman’s Step Team)
• The Whitman Jazz Band
• Dance Program
• Women's Choir
• Whitman’s talented students including:  
singers, bands, and dancers will also perform. 

Sounds Great, tell me more about AAHC.  Whitman’s African American Heritage Club has about 25 members who meet twice per month.  Club officers are: President: Ariel Agudio, VP: Shakira Felder, Secretary: Catherine Philippe, Treasurer: Aheesha Watkis.

Some members of the club are also members of the Huntington Branch NAACP Youth Council, two of which are officers. AAHC is committed to being active in community events. 

What does LT83 stand for? Leadership Team 83 is a six member team who met over this past summer in a class and decided to form a group of citizens committed to community service and giving back to make a difference in the world.  

Members include: Cynthia Quinlan, Yvette Pacheco, Sal Ingoglia, Jay Goldman, Laura DeRosa, and Natatia Nugent. 

LT83 has raised money for St. Jude's and Avon Breast Cancer Research. They have volunteered over 100 hours of community service, fed the homeless on the streets, and have conducted food drives. 

The group was challenged to feed 100 people in two hours, and in the process has "adopted" a homeless shelter on Long Island (who chooses to remain nameless to protect residents anonymity).  The shelter houses 52 residents - 40 of them are children.  LT83 provides tutoring services, donations of food and clothing, and coordinates nutritious meals donated by a local restaurant every weekend. They are planning a refurbishing project that will paint, and install new furnishings and window treatments, as well as a winter coat drive, and a Christmas giving tree.


Enjoy an exciting night of entertainment and support those in need! 

Additional donations of gloves, hats, and scarves are appreciated!