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 8th Grade, participates in at least one service learning field trip during the school year. The focus of the program is on cultivating empathy, building awareness, and pursuing environmental and social justice. Students understand how volunteerism and the donation of goods and services directly benefit our community and the larger global community.
The outcome is a community conscience, empathetic leader with a strong foundation in global and social awareness. Our non-profit partners vary by division and service learning trips correlate with classroom curriculum. This structure adds depth and breadth to the students’ involvement. Parents are welcome to volunteer on these trips.