ST. MARYS — A St. Marys group is inviting area students to join the Students for Life project.

Mary Meyer, coordinator for the project, stated, “Given the state of our nation regarding abortion, the issue calls for action now more than ever.”

Meyer said Students for Life is a means for bringing high school students together to be educated on the human rights issue of abortion and to learn to debate the issue in a reasoned and civil manner. She reached out to superintendents in area school districts to tell them of the committee’s desire to initiate Student for Life groups in area school districts, and invited them to collaborate on the project.

The school districts contacted were Bradford, Brockway, Cameron, Clearfield, Dubois, Johnsonburg, Kane, Punxsutawney, Ridgway and St. Marys. Also contacted were DuBois Central Catholic High School, Penn State DuBois, and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Early response has been positive.

Dr. James Wortman, assistant superintendent of the St. Marys Area School District, agreed to be on the committee and is welcoming inquiry about the project from other superintendents and directors of student affairs.

The Students for Life Project is hosting a gathering on the morning of Aug. 9 to bring together any and all from the area who want to learn more about the issue of abortion and the project itself. Community leaders, youth ministers and others who work with high school students, school administrators and staff, pastors, parents, students, pro-life volunteers are all welcome and encouraged to bring others. Details on the agenda for the program will be forthcoming. Lunch will be served compliments of Life Matters, the parent group of concerned citizens of which the Students for LifeProject is a sub-committee.

For more information about the project or to make reservations for the Aug. 9 event, contact Mary Meyer, 335-8019, or Mary Bea Maloney, 834-3834.