Sacramento celebrates a Summer of Service

Sacramento celebrates a Summer of Service

As THINK Together’s six-week summer learning program in Sacramento came to an end the students were eager to show off their service learning projects.

On July 25, THINK Together students from five middle and high schools throughout Sacramento City Unified School District showcased the work they have done throughout the summer through service learning projects.

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Five schools, Kit Carson and Sutter Middle Schools, Rosemont and West Campus High Schools, and School of Engineering and Sciences Middle and High School, joined forces to create the Summer of Service, an exciting 7-week program that gives incoming 9th and 10th grade students the privilege of helping out their community through service learning opportunities that address community issues and concerns.

Service projects included carnivals for kids, 5K runs to promote fitness and health, carwashes to raise money for anti-bullying campaigns, manuals including resources for students feeling lonely or depressed, and many more.

One student called his project “Kicks for Kids” and had over 130 pairs of shoes donated for women’s and homeless shelters. Another project built a brick road to the Gulo Pond at the back of Rosemont High School’s campus; before the brick road, it was not very safe to walk back to the pond. At the end of the brick road, the students put an educational sign to inform visitors of what the pond is for.

Through the Summer of Service some students had the opportunity to visit the capitol and learn about different agencies within the educational realm. There are agencies working to end bullying, much like the students holding the car washes. Interested students were also given the opportunity to sign up for three days at Sacramento State University to become familiar with college campuses. This event will be taking place today and ending on August 1 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. everyday. Students will be bussed to and from campus daily.

THINK Together’s success would not be possible without the dedication of talented Site Coordinators. “The Site Coordinators transitioned flawlessly from the academic school year into summer programming and consistently provided a high quality academic and enriching program for our students,” said Esther Rosario, THINK Together’s Director of Regional Operations in Sacramento.