We invite all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to join McKinley’s Cesar Chavez Service Club. We meet once a week on Monday afternoons, from 3pm – 4pm, in Room 11.

The Cesar Chavez Service Clubs (www.chavezclubs.org) provide leadership development programs in schools across San Diego County, building confidence, competence and a sense of community within young people. Club members, called “Chavistas,” meet weekly at their school and plan and carry out service projects to benefit the communities where they live. Through teaching the ten values Cesar Chavez embodied, the Clubs work to inspire students to believe in themselves and to learn through the Club experiences that they can make a lasting difference in our world. Each club votes on service projects they would like to work on, and projects have ranged from clean ups and tree planting, to helping organize relief efforts for victims of earthquakes in Mexico.

The clubs provide leadership and service opportunities to students guided by Club Coordinators. Educators embrace the Clubs’ work because of its positive effect on students’ attitudes and behavior. Many go on to be leaders in class, at work, and in the community.

The club is considered a parallel program for Prime Time purposes, and we coordinate with both Prime Time and Character Builders so that students may attend the meetings then go to their after school programs.

If your 3rd, 4th or 5th grader is interested in participating, or if you have questions, please email us at mckinleychavezclub@gmail.com.

See the flyer for more information

Clare Crawford, Geysil Arroyo, Elva Melchor, Amanda Robinson