Thanksgiving came early for dozens of students and their families from the North Area Community School, a Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) program, thanks to supportive school staff and charitable local businesses.
On Thursday, November 21, more than forty North Area Community School students and their families received donated turkeys, traditional holiday side dishes, and pies. School staff, led by Transition Specialist Vickie Foston-Odabashian, organized the holiday food drive.
The event was made possible thanks to the generosity of following:
- Another Choice, Another Chance
- Brookfield's Restaurant
- Davis Christian Assembly
- Marie Callender's
- Sam's Club
- Smart & Final
- Trader Joe's
SCOE's North Area Community School provides students an opportunity to continue their education and experience significant positive personal 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 the community schools have been referred by their local districts as a condition of meeting their re-admitance requirements following 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.