Citizen Schools is an educational non-profit initiative that uniquely mobilizes adult volunteers to improve student achievement by teaching skill-building apprenticeship classes after-school. Students learn by doing as they propose an entrepreneurial business plan, create web pages, engineer their own car designs, paint a mural, plant a community garden, assess local air quality, and much more – all created by middle school students and volunteer Citizen Teachers.
For MLK Day 2010, Citizen Schools and Campbell Middle School welcome community volunteers to participate in “Plant the Seed” – an afternoon where volunteers work with middle school students to plant a garden beautifying their school or a nearby park. Plus, volunteers and students will join in an interactive game highlighting the symbolism of “planting” the “seeds” of Dr. King’s dream in our daily lives. Our day of service will culminate in a final presentation of the community garden, celebrating and affirming Dr. King’s dream in theory and in practice.
Location is VTA accessible. Parking and light snacks and beverages are provided. We hope you will join us – take two hours and share the power of the dream with a middle school student!
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00pm
Location: Campbell Middle School: 295 W. Cherry Lane Campbell, CA 95008
Event max # of Volunteers: 30
Contact: Jessica Graham, Director of Civic Engagement, Citizen Schools California
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: desk: 650.363.2726; cell: 510.206.8552
Age Restrictions: none
Type of Work: light gardening and mentoring
Waiver Required? none
Attire: very casual, we’ll be gardening and rolling up our sleeves!
Items to Bring: Necessary gardening tools (shovels, trowels, gloves), any potted plants you’d like to donate to the garden, a smile
Meals Provided: light snacks
Beverages Provided: yes
Additional Fees : none
Parking Available: yes
Rain Contingency: we will work on potted plants indoors if it rains, and extend/expand our interactive game time with the students