Many of Crystal's student-led clubs have a service-related mission, whether advocating or fundraising for a myriad of causes. This spring, the Helping Hand Club embarked upon a project to provide a variety of supplies to patients and families at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. With the help of Upper School advisories, the club assembled 30 patient kits, 14 art kits, and 16 care kits.
In early March, 6th grade students visited the Second Harvest Food Bank’s facility in San Carlos where they made reusable tote bags from t-shirts. They were also given a tour of the facility and learned more about hunger in our community. The visit was part of Crystal’s Human Development programming.
On a recent Human Development Day, students engaged in meaningful work with community partners including Special Olympics, local food banks, schools with special needs or under-served students, youth centers, senior living communities, and more. Juniors took on a project closer to home by studying how to make our campus more accessible to the clients of our community partners. View photos
In early December, the 9th, 10th and 11th grade spent a full day off campus with various Human Development community partner organizations, learning about and assisting with food banks, senior living facilities, beach clean-ups, underserved communities, and more. Click to view photos from the activities.
Upper School students enjoyed their first Human Development Day of the year in mid-September with visits to a variety of service, education, and equity agencies in the Bay Area.
True to one of the school's Core Values, "We Foster Kindness & Inclusion," CSUS encourages and supports students to engage in service with the greater community. From Rebuilding Together to Habitat for Humanity to Family Community Service days, there are ample service opportunities for students and their families.