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 cultivating empathy, building awareness, and pursing environmental and social justice. Students learn how volunteerism and the donation of goods and services directly benefit our community and the larger world.
The outcome of this work is the development of students who hold a community conscience, who are empathetic leaders, and who have a strong foundation in global and social awareness. Our non-profit partners vary by grade and service-learning trips correlate with classroom curriculum. This structure adds depth and breadth to the students’ involvement. Parents and guardians are welcome to volunteer on these trips.