NPHS student volunteers nearly 300 hours of community service

NPHS student volunteers nearly 300 hours of community service

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Jared Rubino, a North Providence High School senior, had already logged more than 200 hours of community service heading into his final year of school. Now he’s closing in on 300 hours of time serving the community, school officials said.

Rubino, who ranks in the top 10 of his class of 221 students and is a member of the National Honor Society, is no stranger to juggling several responsibilities. He’s the president of the North Providence Youth Commission, captain of the NPHS soccer team, and a member of the NPHS baseball team who has also excelled academically.

The Youth Commission that Rubino leads is made up of more than 50 members participating in many community service events all year. He serves as a math tutor for students at Stephen Olney Elementary and volunteers as an assistant coach for the North Providence Youth Basketball Association. Rubino also volunteers for numerous blood drives and local events through the North Providence chapter of the National Honor Society.

Jill Usenia, an English teacher at the school and National Honor Society adviser, has worked with Rubino in his capacity as a member of the National Honor Society over the years.

“He is a driven, well-rounded respectable young man who is helpful, diligent, and who is surely to be successful,” she said.

Principal Joseph Goho said Rubino “is an amazing and humble young man who epitomizes the ideals that we value in our students which include compassion for others, selflessness and giving back to the community. We are all very proud of him.”

Rubino said he strives to be as well-rounded as he can be, “acquiring a sense of versatility, humbleness and perspective along the way.” His goal, he said, “is to be a good enough role model to these kids to the point where they strive to be better because they know that I continue to strive to be better as well.”