Kersey Cares is the student service learning program at BCD. This program connects students with local organizations as students contribute philanthropically, with in-kind donations and with time spent on service learning field trips. Each grade level, Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, participates in at least one service learning field trip during the school year. The focus of the program is on forming long-term relationships that cultivate awareness and understanding of how volunteerism, the donations of goods and fundraising efforts directly benefit non-profit organizations. Each grade level provides a different service for a non-profit organization that they will serve for three years. The non-profit organizations vary by division. This structure adds depth and breadth to the students’ involvement. Parents are welcome to volunteer on these trips.