If you'd happened to be driving past Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in El Centro at the end of the school day Thursday, you would have seen them — two young students wearing bright red baseball caps and vests with the words "Student Service Club" emblazoned on them.
They were there, in addition to the regular adult crossing guard, to assist fellow students cross busy Villa Avenue.
They are members of the 15- strong service club formed last October under the leadership of teachers Sue Evangelist and Inez Nelson.
Along with working as part of the school safety patrol, all the students involved take turns in cleaning the school's computers, manning the Accelerated Reader store and working on projects as part of the school technology team.
MLK Principal Sherry Kolset said Thursday the purpose behind the club, which is funded under the federal 21st Century grant program, is to get students involved with helping their school — and their community.