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 Fresh Start
Team Bank of the Sierra Booking Across Bakersfield
Team Area Energy We the Teens
Team The Garlic Company Elevate
Jim Burke Education Foundation, The Garlic Company

Team The Garlic Company

Team Fresh StartPartnering with The Bakersfield Homeless Center, they focused on helping them promote their Jobs Program. They made an informational video on the Jobs Development Program and met with the Homeless consortium in Bakersfield to present their projects and promote jobs. They successfully had over six companies willing to partner with the Homeless Center on employing clean and sober clients on their job sites.

Team The Garlic Company Fresh Start

Jim Burke Education Foundation, Bank of the Sierra

Team Bank of the Sierra

Booking Across BakersfieldTeam Booking Across Bakersfield addressed the need for increased literacy for elementary aged children. Partnering with Kern Literacy Council, they created over 70 read-along videos, had a book drive and family literacy night with Loudon Elementary. The project is now run by Kern Literacy Council and is retitled as Booking Across Kern.

Team Bank of the Sierra Booking Across Bakersfield
Jim Burke Education Foundation, Dignity Health

Team Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals

Team ElevateConcerned with the increased number of junior high students exposed to and using illegal substances, this team wanted to not only teach students, but parents about the warning signs of substance abuse and ways to combat it. They partnered with Kern County Public Health, Mercy & Memorial Hospitals and the BPD to create two dynamic assemblies; one for students at Stonecreek Junior High and one for parents in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District. They also created a website and informational assemblies for parents and junior high students on substance abuse.

Team The Garlic Company Elevate

Jim Burke Education Foundation, Area

Team Aera Energy LLC

We the TeensTeam We The Teens focused on the importance of teenage voter registration and educating them on the importance of voting. They set up over 7 voter registration drives at local high schools and CSUB. In partnership with Eye Street Productions and Portrait of a Warrior Gallery, they filmed a dynamic voting video that featured local, state, and national figures.

Team Area Energy We the Teens