Lynn Tech’s SkillsUSA team is raising funds for an inclusive playground at Harrington Elementary School

From left, SkillsUSA project leaders Erick Hernandez, Luis Pineiro and Brian Lopez stand in a carpentry classroom at Lynn Vocational Tech Institute. SkillsUSA is attempting to raise up to $300,000 to install an inclusive playground at Harrington Elementary School. (Olivia Falcigno)
LYNN — Erick Hernandez, a 17-year-old Lynn Vocational Technical Institute senior, is well-aware of the benefits that an inclusive school environment can bring.  His teenage years have included a battle with anxiety, which he first noticed in sixth grade and at times can make it difficult for him to sit through his classes.  When the…

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