cs-2Rarely do young people feel as proud and motivated as they do when they’re making a positive impact on the lives of others. Community Service participants learn to work together, building trust and confidence and often forming life-long friendships, while being inspired to continue being active in their communities.

Pathways plans community service trips around the needs of the sponsoring school and its students, considering location, cost, desired service type(s), and number of service hours required to graduate. While students engage in service, they learn about the operations of non-profit organizations and discover the value of gratitude, hard work, and giving back. cs-1During non-service hours students discuss which humanitarian causes mean the most to them and learn different ways they can directly impact their community, such as fundraising, volunteering, donating, and creating programs.

Pathways works with non-profit organizations such as zoos, food banks, animal shelters, senior citizen homes, and conservation projects to provide service opportunities to students like planting trees, sorting or packaging food donations, and caring for animals.

Some of the community partners/service opportunities other schools have worked with in the past include:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Feeding America Food Bank
  • Oakland Zoo
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Calicinto Ranch
  • Cabrillo Beach
  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

For cost information, please contact Danielle French-Jun at dfrench-jun@pathwaysedu.org

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