10th through 12th-grade Service Learning groups have included:
A Million Knots seeks to improve educational opportunities for underprivileged girls in India through fundraising and awareness campaigns.
AES (Alternative Energy Sources) works with local businesses and international partners to develop alternative energy sources such as biofuels and solar briefcases.
Bird's Nest sells school spiritwear and gear through its student-run store, with profits benefitting Service Learning groups at Pacific Ridge School.
forms relationships with special-needs children through a partnership with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), Flora Vista and La Costa Heights Elementary School.
Building Blocks partners with Head Start and Educational Enrichment Systems, Inc. (EES) to promote creativity and confidence in the children through crafts, games, and projects.
Educating Near & Far strives to empower and educate children in the community and worldwide by sponsoring STEM workshops and raising money to build a school in a developing country.
FAST (Friends Assisting Special Needs Teenagers)
Friends of Hands of Peace is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the Hands of Peace organization. Hands of Peace is an interfaith organization designed to bring Israeli, Palestinian, and American teens together to discuss the Middle East conflict.
travels to the Country School every other week to run a clubs program for special needs students.
Food for Thought
partners with SuperKids for SuperFoods in educating the local community on food and nutrition, and makes healthy, nutritious meals to donate to those in need.
Global School Connections aids the LiMing School in China’s Yunnan Province by providing sustainable help to kids in need. The group also supports children in Haiti, India and Vietnam.
Global Vantage provides an online and print platform through which students and school communities share stories and thereby form relationships across geographical and cultural boundaries.
Lingo Online forges personal connections, develops friendships, and promotes cultural understanding by teaching English to local schools and to students in other countries through video chat.
New Haven Night Shelter supports Haven Night Shelter in Cape Town, South Africa, by collecting supplies and fundraising.
New Ocean Blue educates local children and the community about plastic and the ocean gyres, promotes the use of sustainable materials, and initiates preventative cleanups.
NKT Connections aids Raksha, a women’s shelter in Nepal, coordinates sack-gardening in Kenya, supports the Tibet Girls School, and contributes to international projects through Kiva Microfunds.
Notes of Hope uses the power of music to promote happiness and well-being during monthly performances for audiences in retirement homes, hospitals, and other care facilities.
On Pointe members teach a dance program at the Bressi Ranch Boys & Girls Club, assist Girl Scout troops seeking a dance patch, and support local and international dancers whose families are in need.
One Step Back, Two Steps Forward members travel to a local elementary school each week, where they develop friendships with young students as they work on projects together.
Phoenix Foundation educates the local community about cancer, establishes relationships with cancer survivors, and aspires to establish a Pacific Ridge School sponsored scholarship for cancer survivors attending college.
Playing for a Difference coordinates with Sports For Exceptional Athletes, using sports as a tool to share expertise and encourage special needs athletes to reach their full potential, and partners with Grassroot Soccer Association to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in various African nations.
P.R.O.S.A. (Pacific Ridge Organization for Saving Animals) supports the Rancho Coastal Humane Society by providing hands-on assistance at the shelter once a week.
Second to None partners with a U.S. Marine platoon stationed in Camp Pendleton. While the troops are deployed, group members send care packages for troops and work with Camp Pendleton to help support family members at home.
StoryShips develops face-to-face relationships with members of school, local, and elderly communities to learn about others’ lives and ideas, preserve personal histories, and instill the importance of storytelling.
Student Inclusivity Team works to provide a student voice in developing a strategic plan for the school as it pertains to issues of equity, inclusivity, diversity, etc.
Tech Team lends technical expertise to Pacific Ridge Service Learning groups by creating training videos and documents, and working on Google sites for various groups and teachers.