Tikkun Olam By Nicole Trotta
6th Grade Tikkun Olam
On January 24th, the 6th grade class completed their first Tikkun Olam project! The students took donated t-shirts and sweatpants from our recent clothing drive and spent their time during EXCSEL, making dog toys for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private non-profit organization in San Diego County that has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people for over 40 years. Located on 12 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, California, our nationally recognized Center provides a variety of services that benefit the community through educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals.
Service Learning TIkkun Olam Committee Clothing Drive
Over the past month, the Service Learning Tikkun Olam Committee hosted a clothing drive. Thank you for everyone who cleaned out their closets and donated clothing items. Donations will be given to several different programs who help the homeless and less fortunate people in the San Diego area.
11th Grade Service Project
The 11th grade class started their brainstorming and collaboration on their service project for the year. The students were put into small groups and asked to brainstorm on two questions. What problems do we see around the World? How can we help one of these problems?
The students are currently ruminating over topics such as homelessness, environmental issues, and education around drug use. Stay tuned for their future project!
Upcoming Service Events
February 5th- 7th grade will be packing backpacks full of hygiene and school supplies for the families who participate in the Safe Parking Program through JFS.
February 5th-7th- 9th grade students will preparing, cooking, and serving meals to over 50 families who live in their cars. We will be working with the Safe Parking Program, through JFS.