Student Projects

“Service before self” is the motto of students of Ford Dimension and Dream Builders. Service to our community would not be possible without the assistance of various non-profit organizations that serve as Community Partners to our program. These organizations provide expertise, guidance, resources, venues, and collaborations to some of our students’ service projects.

Thank you Community Partners!

Team The Garlic Company Hidden in Plain Sight
STEP Team Bank of the Sierra
Team Area Energy STAND
Team The Garlic Company Hidden in Plain Sight

Jim Burke Education Foundation, The Garlic Company

Team The Garlic Company

Hidden In Plain SightThe goal of this team was to educate others about human trafficking. They created a 12 minute video and curriculum about this serious issue that will be used in every health class in the Kern High School District. The video has also been shared with many groups and churches.

  • Hidden in Plain Sight

Team The Garlic Company Hidden in Plain Sight
  • Senior Targeted Exercise Program S.T.E.P

  • STEP


Jim Burke Education Foundation, Bank of the Sierra

Team Bank of the Sierra

S.T.E.P.In a desire to give back to senior citizens in our community, this team created a fun, interactive workshop bringing together local organizations and speakers to educate the public about the dangers of muscular degenerative disease and other health issues that senior citizens may face.

STEP Team Bank of the Sierra

Jim Burke Education Foundation, Dignity Health

Team Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals

Best BuddiesThis team sought to bring a chapter of the international organization “Best Buddies” to schools in Bakersfield. This organization partners high school students with students in Special Education, to forge lasting and meaningful friendships and involvement on campus.

  • Best Buddies

  • Best Buddies

Team The Garlic Company Hidden in Plain Sight
S.T.A.N.D. for Dogs, Team AERA Energy LLC

Jim Burke Education Foundation, Area

Team Aera Energy LLC

S.T.A.N.D. for DogsThis team partnered with Marley’s Mutts to educate students at local schools about how to care for dogs. They also hosted an adoption drive to place some furry pups in their forever home and collected over 4,000 pounds of dog food and other supplies for the SPCA.

Team Area Energy STAND