In June, a group of teachers from Lakes joined members of CHSD117 and other Chicagoland school districts to work with teachers from Puerto Rico through a service organization called “Relief Through Leadership.” This organization was created by CHSD117 Superintendent, Dr. Jim McKay. Over 90 Puerto Rican teachers participated in three days of professional development focusing on how to incorporate Chromebooks into their classrooms. After those three days, the group prepped, scraped and painted a commons area at a high school in Canóvanas. The impact made by the teachers from CHSD117 was immediate and amazing. The teachers modeled leadership through service and helped make a difference in the lives of future generations of students on the island of Puerto Rico.