Oxford Central School (Warren County) teachers Bridget Carvajal and Jeanne Kimball received a $10,000 grant from NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education for the project, KICK IT!: Kids Involved with the Community will Kindle Integrity & Talent. This is a service learning program that includes opportunities for students to volunteer for service-oriented projects in the community during Super Service Saturdays. During these activities, students and chaperones spend a full day volunteering in various service opportunities such as Habitat for Humanity, the local soup kitchen, the local animal shelter, and the Association for Retarded Citizens, among many others throughout the year.
This school-wide program includes volunteer work in projects integrated into the school day and after school, such as student-led parent nights/family math games, a Math-a-Thon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a canned food and holiday toy drives in conjunction with the local volunteer fire department, and other activities meant to foster an appreciation for service activities.
Parent nights and many chaperoning activities will bring in parents as equal partners in the project.
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