Students participating in Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) programs had an opportunity to demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills on March 29 during Student Success Day at the David P. Meaney Education Center.
The "up close and personal" kick-off to Public Schools Month served as a fundraiser for SCOE's Juvenile Court, Community School and Special Education programs, with all proceeds going directly into those programs.
The SCOE parking lot was transformed into an outdoor mini-mall for the day. Career-Technical Education students in SCOE's landscaping program sold student-grown seedlings, vegetable starts for spring gardeners. Students from North Area Community School sold student-crafted necklaces, earrings and bracelets at the Jewelry Sale tables. Students from Gerber Community School sold student-made pet treats, toys, beds and other pet accessories.
In addition, students participating in the Woodturners Club sold hand-made pens and other carved items. SCOE staff also had the opportunity to enjoy a hot dog lunch provided from the Leo's Links cart operated by Palmiter students. Student art from several SCOE Special Education campuses, as well as program information, also was on display.
Many thanks go to the Special Education, Juvenile Court and Community Schools, and Career-Technical Education/ROP teachers, paraprofessional educators, administrators, and staff who worked with students to make Student Success Day possible.