At Cedar Ridge Academy Therapeutic Boarding School, a required course to complete prior to graduation is called Civic, Service, and Leadership. This class requires ten activities to be completed for the course. This class is all a part of the rigorous curriculum at our private high school. These activities can be completed in a variety of different ways, mostly by talking to your teacher mentor here about different ideas and seeing which things would be the most likely possibilities or by participating in a project that another student has already organized. Some of these projects have been done frequently before in the past, some of them are brand new, and others are new ideas from creative minds from the students here. Most of the projects that go on here are coed, which allows both the boys and girls to participate in the activity to get the service credits.
|Students also participate in highway clean-up.|
The most recent civic service project that has been done was a project that I had organized to make bracelets out of paracord, which we would then send to active troops in Afghanistan or Iraq or wherever they are stationed. These bracelets would help them out if they ever needed to have a rope to tie something together or to help lower people down a cliff. I also organized another project to cut plastic bags into thin strips to send to women in
Africa so they can then crochet
them into purses to sell to help support their families. It has been great
to make these items to help other people all around the world.