The Educational Resource students at BOCES spent class time outside today painting fire hydrants in the City of Utica.
The city provided the supplies and handful of students put their painting skills to the test.
The Educational Resource Director at BOCES, Theresa Mott says re-painting the hydrants really makes a difference.
"They see people working and helping. Things look better. It makes them feel better about the place they live. People do start treating people differently. It makes it a better place," said Theresa Mott, the Educational Resource Director at BOCES.
The City of Utica has over 1,600 fire hydrants. The city says they're always looking for volunteers throughout the year to paint.