Thanksgiving came early today for nearly 80 at-risk students from North Area Community School and their families. Students earned community service credit for helping organize and package food items for a holiday food drive coordinated by school staff. The appreciative families received donated turkeys, traditional holiday side dishes, and pies.
The event was made possible thanks to the school staff and the following:
- Costco (Expo Pkwy. and Auburn Blvd.)
- Davis Christian Assembly
- Greg Geeting, Area 1 Trustee, Sacramento County Board of Education
- Raley's (Watt & Marconi and Natomas Blvd.)
- Sacramento County Probation Department
- Safeway (Del Paso Rd.)
- Sam's Club (El Camino Ave.)
- Target (Fulton Ave. and Madison Ave.)
- Walmart (Antelope Rd. and Truxel Rd.)
North Area Community School is a Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) program providing students an opportunity to continue their education and experience significant positive personal changes 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 community schools have been referred by their local districts as a condition of meeting their re-admittance requirements following expulsion from school. A community school's smaller environment and dedicated instructional and support staff allow for a more personalized learning experience.