LEPANTO, AR (KAIT) - East Poinsett County High School students are working to better themselves by bettering their community.
During the 2011-2012 school year the 9th through 12th grade boys at East Poinsett County High School created Men of EPC to mentor younger students to strive for academic excellence.
This school year, the girls created a more community-oriented group, Ladies of EPC, to encourage students to take pride in their community and fight against bullying.
"After seeing the impact the Men of EPC made last year on all the younger boys in our school and in general we decided we wanted to be a part of that. We target more character building instead of academics," said 11th grade LOE member Anna Claire Williams.
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 1 and 2, both groups are taking part in service projects around Lepanto as a way of giving back to the town.
"We've been cleaning awnings, we've been doing repairs to the sidewalks. We've also cleaned windows," said 11th grade Men of EPC President Paul Pilgrim. "We always do something where we're asking the community to come out and help us, donate to us, come to our games, and we just wanted to try to give back to them."