Students Making a Difference
Students Making a Difference
Campbell Christian School is committed to developing a sense of service and responsibility in our students. Throughout the year, we encourage this development by participating in various service activities that provide opportunities for active student participation. The specific programs may change from year to year but will typically include a mix of both local and global initiatives. Opportunities to serve will also be determined by COVID guidelines.
Made in the Streets
The school teams up with our church, the Campbell Church of Christ, in support of the Made in the Streets Ministry. The school and church have collaborated and done great work with this ministry throughout the years. This ministry, located in Nairobi, Kenya, takes in young, abandoned children who live on the streets. They feed, care, provide Bible instruction, and educate the children so that upon graduation the students will be trained and employable. This is a wonderful ministry that serves children in need, and our students get excited to help. Past fundraising projects by the church and school helped to purchase school desks, supplies, uniforms, playground equipment, and farm animals for the ministry.
The student body sponsors a boy from Kenya through Compassion International. Previously, we sponsored a girl from Thailand. Compassion International uses our donations to provide food, water, Bible study, health care, and education to the children and the community they live in.
Class Service Projects
Our students across all grades came together to make a difference in the lives of others. Here are some examples:
- Kindergarten and Second Grade: made bags were filled with items like socks, tissues, water, and toiletries and handmade cards to keep in the car and hand out if they saw someone who looked in need of those items.
- First Grade and Fourth Grade: Students make handwritten notes to give cheer to residents of local nursing homes.
- Third Grade: Every year, third grade creates a chapel program to honor the veterans of our Campbell Christian families and veterans were invited to the classroom for snacks and a Q & A session with the students.
- Fifth Grade: The 5th Grade has presented Operation Christmas Child to the school community. It is an outreach to youth in need around the world. Our students would pack boxes with toiletries and toys donated by school families. The organization would then send those boxes to a needy child.
Junior High: Our Junior High conducted a warm coat service project for the school community to participate in. They collected over 100 coats to be donated to local families through City Team Ministries.
The entire school community has participated in two kindness challenges through thinkkindness.org. in two kindness challenges. The object of the challenge was to spend 15 days trying to do as many random acts of kindness as they can. While they were working on this, they set a goal to collect 500 pairs of shoes that were sent to Africa for children to use to attend school.
When Northern California was ravaged by wildfires and schools were lost in those fires, our students responded by donated books to help schools open their libraries when they were ready.