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Before/After School Programs

Community Service (Middle School)

6th Grade

In partnership with the Sacramento Food Bank, GRDC 6th graders learn how to give back to those in need around the greater Sacramento area. Through an annual holiday gift drive and volunteer experience, students are given the opportunity to find the joy of providing for those in need. All 6th graders spend a school day volunteering at the Food Bank where they experience the daily operations first hand, by either working in the warehouse, food closet, or Mommy and Me Center. While volunteering at the Food Bank, students are also given a history of the organization, along with a review of the many educational and social services provided by the Food Bank.

7th & 8th Grade

As students enter 7th and 8th grade, they are able to build upon the Sacramento Food Bank volunteer experience. A self-selected community service project is in place to ensure students volunteer a minimum of 10 hours at the organization of their choosing. This freedom to self-select provides buy-in and specific meaning for each student. A reflection and deeper understanding of the community service experience is crucial in the foundation of developing global citizens.