As we prepare students for fuller engagement in school and life, we give students the opportunity to impact the community directly through service projects. These projects, chosen by the students and organized by staff, give students the opportunity to see that they may positively affect the lives of others, work to improve the quality of life in their communities, and give them a sense of fulfillment. Some of our most powerful moments with the students have included cleaning up the local parks that they play in themselves outside of school hours and providing bag lunches to homeless shelter residents whom they may have seen in their neighborhoods and having the people they serve express genuine gratitude.