One of YPI’s Full-Service Community Schools inspired us today with their participation in the 20th Annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up at Dockweiler State Beach.
Third grade students from the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center, along with 3,500 other volunteers, formed an aerial image depicting a child holding a shell that says “Listen.” The goal of the event is to alert the world to the ocean’s need for protection from the trash and litter that is destroying marine life and polluting our natural resources. Kids Ocean Day is organized organized by The Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education.
This is the third year in which students at the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center participated in Kids Ocean Day.
Prior to the field trip, students participated in assemblies and a School Community Clean Up where students and their families teamed up and went around G3 to clean the surrounding streets.
Service learning, mentoring, tutoring and performing arts are among some of the services that students at YPI’s Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) receive.
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