Students from the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Senior Extension Program volunteered for a school project yesterday that will benefit children in the neighborhood surrounding their campus.
Students from programs at North Area Community School and Eleanor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High School gathered in the North Area multipurpose room to fill 100 plastic eggs with treats. The eggs will be given away at a hunt planned for later in April.
Ruth Lee, who was a SCOE Community Schools student during the late 1990s and early 2000s, is organizing the event for children in the neighborhood where she grew up. Lee remains connected with teachers and staff at North Area Community School and appreciates the support from the student volunteers. “It means everything to me to help kids attain at least the bare essentials of life. I just want to give them a head start,” she said.
Senior Extension Program staff donated money to purchase the plastic eggs and the candy. The students who participated in the community service project earned volunteer credit.