Friday, May 17, 2013

Clairemont High students are hungry to give back

AOBT Eleventh-grade students from the Academy of Business and Technology (AOBT) at Clairemont High School and their business mentors participated recently in a community service activity with Feeding America in Sorrento Valley. Together, they packed 5,143 meals (6,850 lbs. of food) in one afternoon.
At the warehouse, students and mentors worked side-by-side at various stations including package integrity, date checking and sorting.  At the end of the afternoon, the students had a better understanding that helping others can make a big difference in the community.

“It makes me feel good just knowing that I can help someone else,” said AOBT student Shane Ray. “Helping people and knowing that I will affect someone else, just gives you that good feeling inside, that you made a difference.”

The Academy of Business and Technology gives students a competitive advantage by preparing them for college and career, with an emphasis in business and finance. Students invest in their futures through academic and real-world experiences, team collaboration and connections to business and community partners, while receiving ongoing support in a family environment. Academy students grow to be innovative, articulate and socially engaged young adults who take initiative in their communities and personal endeavors.
The AOBT is a California Partnership Academy (CPA) funded by a grant from the California Department of Education. The CPA model is a three-year program for grades 10-12 and is structured as a school-within-a-school. Academies incorporate integrated academic and career technical education, business partnerships, mentoring and internships.
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