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Service Learning Part of Giving Back to Community

The annual Ladies Relief Society Donation Day Parade which takes place in Grass Valley is more than just a Parade and a food collection event for students at Grass Valley Charter School. This year the Charter school moved into the Old Hennessy School site on South Auburn Street and served as the base for the Donation Day Parade. Teachers used the opportunity to develop Service  Learning projects for their students. Service Learning is the combination of doing something that gives back to the community and also is linked to academic learning.
Service Coordinator for Grass Valley Charter Alex Ezzell talks about service learning.
Click here to listen to Alex Ezzell

Teacher,  Merry Byles-Daley says that students at all grade levels contributed to the project.
Click here to listen to Merry Byles-Daley

Eighth grade Teacher Todd Anderson says it is great to see the students making connections to community.
Click here to listen to Todd Anderson

By the end of the day , students had sorted bagged and distributed food for 150 families in the Grass valley area.

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