“Service before self” is the motto of Ford Dimension and Dream Builders. Each year our student leaders are broken into 4 teams and paired with corporate sponsors and community advisors to create, develop and implement significant civic projects. At an Awards Night in early spring the teams compete for monetary awards that they donate back to a community organization of their choice.
It’s a win-win for all Involved!
These projects 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 for our students’ service projects.
Thank you Community Partners!
Team The Garlic Company
COVID Creations – In collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club, members artistically expressed happy moments during COVID. A children’s art webinar was also held to create a mosaic of frontline workers displayed at Memorial Hospital.
Team Bank of the Sierra
Nutritious Delicious – Partnering with The Edible Schoolyard, 2 IG food bloggers, and Locale Restaurant, the team filmed videos and live broadcasts featuring nutritious, healthy meals that kids can cook.
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW2K41cAwJCFdCow3di_GfQ
Team Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals
Celebrating You(th)! – With a focus on joy, the team partnered with 8 local organizations serving disadvantaged and foster youth. Over 300 birthday bags with lots of homemade cards were given to children to celebrate their special day.
Team Aera Energy LLC
Project Full STEAM Ahead – In an effort to expose elementary students to careers in STEAM, an informational and interactive video was created at KCSOS. In partnership with the Kern County Science Foundation, they presented their video during two live webinars.
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCric-Jhx1aWqbqIZUuq9f7Q