Students and their families received free turkeys, traditional holiday side dishes, and pies today as part of a festive annual tradition at North Area Community School, a Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) program. Thanks to supportive school staff and several charitable organizations, nearly 20 students and their families received donated Thanksgiving meals through the 8th annual holiday food drive. All students enrolled in SCOE’s Senior Extension Program received holiday pies.
The donated meals were made possible thanks to SCOE and the following:
- Costco (Auburn Blvd. and Exposition Blvd.)
- Davis Christian Assembly
- Raley’s (Marconi Ave. and Natomas Blvd.)
- Safeway (Del Paso Blvd.)
- Sacramento County Probation Department
- Target (Madison Ave. and North Freeway Blvd.)
- Walmart (Truxel Rd. and River Point Ct.)
North Area Community School provides students an opportunity to continue their education and experience a significant, positive change in their lives. Although community school programs focus on academic success, the development of positive interpersonal skills and positive social interactions with peers and adults are important components of the school’s program.
Most of the students educated in SCOE’s community schools have been referred by their local districts as a condition of being readmitted following their expulsion from school. A community school’s smaller environment and dedicated instructional and support staff also allow each student to benefit from a more personal learning experience.