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Upper Division Service Learning
  • A tenth grade girl helped regularly at the Alpha House, a haven for young mothers aged 16 to 20, by baby sitting, filing, and doing anything else that needed to be done.  She also headed up an effort to collect and distribute make up bags to the residents of Brookwood.
  • Upper Division students volunteered at the Pinellas County Recreation Department's Special Olympics, helping guide the disabled athletes to their events, keeping track of their performance cards and cheering them on.

Community Service Day

On this day, Upper Division students set out to various locations across the Tampa Bay area to be of service.
  • Ninth graders took on projects that were related to the environment, and worked at Boyd Hill Nature Park, Ft. DeSoto and the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Tenth graders worked with children of the YWCA Family Village and with animals at Southeast Guide Dogs and Friends of Strays.
  • Eleventh graders helped at St. Vincent de Paul, the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity and PARC.
  • Seniors hosted Academy Prep students on campus and partnered with the visiting students for a variety of activities in improvisation, drawing, and sports.


Upper Division Service Clubs

Interact

Interact Club members cooked meals for the Ronald McDonald House families with children receiving treatment at All Children's Hospital.  They also hosted a holiday feast as a fundraiser to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

Junior Exchange

Junior Exchange Club members volunteered at the roasted corn booth, with t-shirt sales and at gate admissions, during the three-day Ribfest weekend. They raised over $10,000 for All Children's Hospital donated through the Northeast Exchange Club.  These club members also put on the finishing touches such as putting up shutters and tiling the kitchen for a Habitat for Humanity house.

Key Club

During Key Club week, members met at lunch and helped clean the Middle Division quad and other lunch areas.  They also raised money through a walkathon to help orphans in China, and they volunteered at the Big Brother's, Big Sister's Christmas skating party where they played with the kids and helped Santa distribute presents.

Leo Club

Sponsored by the Lion's Club of St. Petersburg, the Leo Club held its annual Halloween and Valentine's parties for the children living at the YWCA Family Village, a temporary home for homeless families. Students helped children to make a variety of crafts, played games and served a pizza lunch.

SADD

Concerned students of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club gathered items such as magazines, books, recreational games, candy, goodies, spices, beef jerky and toiletry items to send to the U. S. troops in Iraq.

Spanish Club

Members took part in its annual effort to collect and donate 150 personal hygiene kits to underprivileged patients in Guatemala.  These kits consisting of soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, and small stuffed animals, were delivered through a group of doctors and nurses, who travel from the U.S. to provide medical care to Guatemala's poorest.  Some of Spanish Club's other activities included raising money to decorate and furnish a bedroom to fulfill a child's dream for the Children's Dream Fund.

Upper Division Service Clubs Unite

Interact, Junior Exchange and Latin Club joined efforts to collect clothing for the displaced teens of the Brookwood Home for Girls.

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