Community Service

Care for Your Community - Image of town within a red heart, next to many reaching hands.

Monthly Service Opportunity

K12 Care for Your Community Campaign provides students a monthly opportunity to participate in local Community Service Projects.  Students benefit by learning the importance of serving in the community and partnering with local charities.  Check out our monthly service opportunities below to learn how to get involved and see the amazing work Florida Cyber Charter Academy students are doing.

Update your Twitter and Facebook profile with the Care for Your Community Twibbon!

https://twibbon.com/Support/flcca-cares-2

Please track all community service efforts and hours here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K12Cares

Share photos of your community service on our school Facebook page: 

https://www.facebook.com/FloridaCyberCharterAcademy


Back to School Supply Drive

AUGUST – Back to School (B2S) Supply Drive

This fall thousands of children will go back to school without the supplies they need. You can help!

Project Description

Through the Back to School (B2S) Supply Drive, you can help students in need in your local community. Fill a backpack with standard school supplies or organize a school supply drive and donate at a Salvation Army drop-off site.

  1. Collect and donate back to school supplies, such as pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, backpacks, etc. You can drop them off at your local Salvation Army or schedule a free pickup.
  2. Purchase a Care for Your Community backpack to keep or fill and donate. Sale proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army.
  3. Care for Your Community Backpack
  4. Take photos of you with your donation items and share them on your school Facebook page by August 31.
  5. Be sure to tell us about your efforts by completing the Community Service Survey!

Events:

Event Name: FLCCA Cares!

Date: August 4, 2018

Time: 8AM–2PM

Location: BEAM at Beach Church, 325 7th Ave., N., Jacksonville Beach, FL  32250

Description: Community Service is a way we can show that Florida Cyber Charter Academy cares.

This month, we’re going to volunteer with BEAM (Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry) during their clothing and school supply giveaway. This is a wonderful opportunity for you, individually or as part of a group, to show support for local families in need.

Here’s how it works…

Sign up to volunteer with Back to School with BEAM. Various shifts and time slots are available on Saturday, August 4th.  We ask that children are at least high school age and are able to work without supervision.  (If you prefer, children are welcome on Thursday or Friday with parental supervision.) 

YOU MAY CHOOSE AS MANY TIME SLOTS AS YOU WOULD LIKE.

There are many opportunities and you can select the type of work you’d like to do.  For example, there are currently slots available for registrars, distributors, runners, water table workers and Spanish translators, and more. There are descriptions for each position on the website.  Register for the time slot and the one you’d like to do.  When registering on the BEAM site, please add “FLCCA” after your last name so we know you are representing our school.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ba5ab2baa8-back

Link to register:  http://my.info.k12.com/FLCCACS20180804-JaxBeach_01RegistrationLP.html


JULY – Support the Power of Parks!

Park cleaning Park cleaning
Park cleaning Park cleaning
Park cleaning

July is Parks and Recreation Month. This year's theme is Parks and Recreation: A Lifetime of Discovery. The National Recreation and Park Association is challenging everyone to explore the "undiscovered" power of parks!

Together, let's celebrate the unique role parks play in our communities!

Order your K12 Cares t-shirt this month and help keep our parks clean and beautiful!

Project Description

Clean Up a Park!

  1. Join as at an organized group event below, or individually partner with your community park to clean up litter, plant flowers, or remove invasive plants.
  2. Purchase a Care for Your Community tee! Proceeds will be donated to the National Recreation and Park Association.
  3. Take photos of your park cleanup and share them on your school Facebook page by July 30.
  4. Be sure to tell us about your efforts by completing the Community Service Survey!

Events

Event Name:  Power of Parks

Date:  July 13, 2018

Time:  8 A.M.

Location:  Biscayne National Park, Homestead, FL

Description:  A rare find!  This exciting community service opportunity is extremely limited and available only to students ages 14 and up.  Participants will be taken by boat to Elliot Key where we will be conducting coastal cleanup.  

  • Participants should wear a bathing suit under a layer of lightweight clothes (preferably long sleeves and pants) that can get wet and dirty.  Old tennis shoes can be used, or we can loan dive booties for the day.  Footwear must be closed-toe style.  NO BARE FEET OR FLIP FLOPS.
  • Participants should bring all the food they need for the day.  We will provide coolers to keep food dry and cool.
  • Participants should bring a reusable water bottle (such as a Nalgene or HydroFlask).  We will provide a 10-gallon jug of ice water for refills.
  • Participants may wish to bring a towel, hat, and sunglasses. 
  • We will provide sunscreen, bug spray, hand sanitizer, work gloves, and all project gear.  If anyone has allergies/sensitivities and requires a particular brand of sunscreen or bug spray, they should plan to bring their own. 
  • Generally speaking, the groups will conduct coastal cleanups until about noon, then break for lunch, then spend the afternoon loading up the boats with the bagged debris, returning to headquarters, and then unloading the debris in the dumpster.  A typical day is completed by 3pm.
  • If weather is poor and we cannot go out on a boat, an alternate work site on the mainland may be visited instead.

About Elliot Key:  The largest island in this U.S. National Park, this was once a thriving community of pioneers engaged in pineapple farming, sponging, wrecking or other pursuits. 

Early registration is essential as participation is very limited.  Participants will be contacted directly with additional information and a National Park waiver.

Link to register:  http://my.info.k12.com/FLCCACS20180713_01RegistrationLP.html

 


JUNE – Join the Fight Against Childhood Drowning

Drownings are the #1 cause of accidental deaths in children 5 years and younger in Florida. Help support Team Kareem in bringing education and training to eradicate this statistic. Florida Cyber Charter Academy cares about our community and will be supporting Team Kareem. Volunteers are needed to help sell beverages through the day. Register now.

Project Description

If you aren’t able to join us in person please consider this alternative option in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand and fighting Childhood Cancer.

Set Up a Lemonade Stand

Be part of a national movement to fight childhood cancer—one cup at a time! 

Three kids at a lemonade stand fundraiser

Visit the foundation's website for all the details.

  1. Choose your location, date and time, and register your Alex’s Lemonade Stand. (We encourage children to participate every step of the way, they will just need an adult to help them register.)
  2. You can choose to have an event kit mailed to you and you’ll get a personal event coach from Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help answer your questions.
  3. Take photos of your lemonade stand and share them on your school Facebook page by June 30.
  4. Be sure to tell us about your efforts by completing the Community Service Survey!

June Event Photos

Lemonade stand Park cleaning
Park cleaning

Stamp Out Hunger Logo

MAY – Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

You're invited to participate in the largest one-day food drive in the nation!

Saturday, May 12 is the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive. On that day, letter carriers all over the country will collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes.   

This is a wonderful opportunity for you, individually or as part of a group, to show support for local families in need. Watch this video to see the difference you could make.

Project Description

Fill a bag or box with non-perishable food items. Leave it by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12 for your letter carrier to pick up. Or organize a food drive in your community and deliver food to a local food bank or shelter.

Take photos of your donations at your mailbox or distribution site and share them on your school Facebook page by May 31: https://www.facebook.com/FloridaCyberCharterAcademy/

Events

Butterfly Festival

Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 10:00AM - 04:00PM

Tree Hill Nature Center

Each year, Tree Hill Nature Center hosts this unique community event that culminates in a live butterfly release. The event has animal encounters, live music and games as well as crafts and more! FLCCA is excited to be a part of this incredible festival. Stop by our booth and let the kids engage in a hands-on activity while adults can learn more about our school! We are pleased to be using this unique setting as the background for our monthly Community Service opportunity. Local FLCCA students are encouraged to join us as we create a "Pinwheels for Prevention" display. Bring a pinwheel to add to our "garden". A limited number of pinwheels will be available onsite. Admission fees apply: $5 for adults; $4 for seniors, military and students; $3 for kids ages 3-17. FREE for kids under 3. FREE FOR ALL TREE HILL NATURE CENTER MEMBERS.

Register


Pinwheels for Prevention

April- Pinwheels for Prevention®

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we invite you to show your support for our nation's children by making your own pinwheel display!

Pinwheels are the national symbol of child abuse prevention and a visible reminder of the happy and healthy childhood that all children deserve.

Project Description

Make or purchase inexpensive pinwheels and create a pinwheel garden in your yard or at a local business (with permission). Or you can make a Pinwheels for Prevention poster to display on your front porch or window, and be sure to include your school's name!


MARCH – Read Across America Book Drive

March Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.   

Project Description

Option 1:  Book Donation

  • Share your love of reading by donating gently used books to the local library.

Option 2:  Volunteer

  • Volunteer to read a favorite book at a local library or bookstore story time or to a senior at a local assisted living facility.

Option 3:  Little Free Library Project

 

Events

Students brought gently used book donations to the Orlando Science Center.  Books were donated to a low-income daycare center.

Photos

FLCCA Students with donated books


FEBRUARY – Love a Charity

February is a great time to show your favorite charities some love by making an extra contribution or volunteering your time and talent.

Project Description

Option 1:  Spread Love with Valentine’s

  • Make and deliver Valentine cards and spread love to those needing it the most.
  • Senior Citizens in Assisted Living or Nursing Home Facility
  • Patients at the Local Children’s Hospital
  • Fire Fighters, Police Officers, or EMT’s in the Local Community

Events

Regency Square Mall in Jacksonville, welcomed us as we invited the community to join us in making Valentine’s for distribution to the USO, Children’s Hospital and nursing homes.

Photos

Valentines created by FLCCA students