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SACC Students Honor Local First Responders
SACC Students Honor Local First Responders
Posted on 09/17/2019

In honor of Patriot Day, Collins Elementary School Age Child Care (SACC) students showed their support for our first responders by creating thank you cards for these local hero’s.  Children designed their cards and wrote personalized letters while Mr. Steve read stories about 9-11 and patriotism.  Morning SACC Director, Stephen Laskowski hand delivered close to 100 cards to local police and fire departments.  The police officers and firefighters were both impressed and overjoyed by the students work.  The cards now decorate the Police Department and Fire Station 1 located at 17 Mile Road and Van Dyke.

All Utica Community Sschools SACC programs encourage acts of kindness and community involvement.  Throughout the school year, our students are encouraged to choose service projects that are meaningful to them.  With the guidance of SACC staff members, students learn to recognize that they are part of something much larger than just their school or neighborhood.  They learn about their local, regional and global community, it’s strengths and weaknesses and the importance of giving back.   Other notable good deeds by our SACC programs include charitable giving such as food and clothing drives, blanket collections, cards for seniors, and pet supply donations.

If your student is enrolled in the SACC program at their school, talk to them about what their school is doing to help support the community and what it means to them.  These are great conversations to have with children that can help both of you gain a deeper understanding of yourselves and the community.