Student Projects

“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
Team Bank of the Sierra
Team Dignity Health
Team Area Energy

Jim Burke Education Foundation, The Garlic Company

Team The Garlic Company

COVID CreationsIn 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.

Instagram: covidcreations21

Covid Creations - The Garlic Company
Team The Garlic Company Hidden in Plain Sight
Team Nutritious Delicious - The Garlic Company

Jim Burke Education Foundation, Bank of the Sierra

Team Bank of the Sierra

Nutritious DeliciousPartnering 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:

STEP Team Bank of the Sierra

Jim Burke Education Foundation, Dignity Health

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.

Instagram: celebratingyou_th

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

Jim Burke Education Foundation, Area

Team Aera Energy LLC

Project Full STEAM AheadIn 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.

Instagram: projectfullsteamahead
YouTube Channel:

Team Area Energy STAND