School Age Child Care Programs Give Back
School Age Child Care Programs Give Back this Holiday Season
Posted on 01/11/2018
Beck Food Drive

In addition to the many wonderful charitable drives happening throughout our District, several of our School Age Child Care Programs have taken up their own collections to support local charities.  Students from Beck Centennial Elementary School SACC, under the direction of SACC Director, Karen Ellison and SACC Assistant, Taylor Silvestri, coordinated a canned food drive for Forgotten Harvest to help provide needy families with non perishable meal staples.  Beck SACC students also created  greeting cards for children in  area hospitals to help brighten their spirits this holiday season.  Beck SACC Assistant Amy Rozwadowski will be delivering the cards this week.   

Students gain valuable life skills and can learn important lessons from community service projects such as these. To start, when children work to improve the lives of others, they learn empathy, build leadership and organizational skills, increase self esteem and build confidence knowing that the work they are doing can and will make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate than themselves.  Students also practice academic skills such as literacy and language when they research different organizations and communicate to others about the project.  They use mathematics as they sort and count materials and even social studies and they learn more about how community organizing works.

We commend all of our Community Education Programs for their charitable giving and community service projects this holiday season.