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School Garden Support in High Poverty Neighborhoods

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Roosevelt International Middle School

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 44 people are interested
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School gardens cultivate children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education. Unfortunately, in very high poverty communities, families are contending with issues like homelessness, hunger and other traumatic events. Thus, schools lack the financial and volunteer resources to maintain and sustain gardens.

We are looking for volunteers who would like to help with any aspect of supporting a school garden for socioeconomically disadvantaged students, and I mean anything. There are lots of schools that could use help with building physical infrastructure, or gardening or creating and delivering garden-based lessons for kids. But also running errands, doing computer work, writing an interactive play about worms, etc.

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About Roosevelt International Middle School

Location:

3366 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92103, US

Mission Statement

EIN: 95-6002781 Roosevelt Mission Statement The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Description

Roosevelt has a diverse student body:

In the 2013-1014 school year, among the 1000+ students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade, 62% are Latino, 17% Caucasian; 14% African American; and 7% other. 19% of students are English Learners, 16% have special needs and 86% of students qualify for free or reduced cost lunch.

Roosevelt is a popular middle school for matriculating 5th graders:
Families from four "cluster" elementary schools and a dozen other community schools through out the city, enroll their children at Roosevelt for many reasons, the most important of which is its success in preparing them for high school and for life. The school community aims to ensure 100% high school graduation and post secondary educational for all of its students.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

301 22nd StreetSan Diego, CA 92102

(32.70917,-117.14328)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Education
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Visual Arts
  • Gardening
  • Carpentry

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Flexible. We can do one-off or ongoing volunteer opportunities.
  • If you work with students, you must submit the school district's volunteer application and get stabbed in the arm! That's a melodramatic way to say you need a TB clearance, which is good for four years.

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