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Community Project

The Community Project at GHS

In year 3 of our students' MYP journey at Golden Hills School, learners work on their community projects. This project allows them to develop an awareness of various communities’ needs and address those needs through service learning.

As a consolidation of their learning in the MYP, the community project gives them the chance to:

  • Participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context.
  • Generate creative new insights and develop a deeper understanding through in-depth investigation.
  • Demonstrate the skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended time.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  • Demonstrate responsible action through, or as a result of learning.
  • Appreciate the process of learning and take pride in their accomplishments.

The aim of the community project is for the students to be able to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Investigating
  2. Planning
  3. Taking Action
  4. Reflecting

The Community Project (AY 2023 - 2024)

This academic year, the 8th grade class was introduced to the Community Project. It was and still is an excellent opportunity for them to participate in a self-driven service for the community where they get to choose a cause that is important to them and, through their project, gain a deeper understanding of its significance, as well as build their different skills through reporting on their experience.

To better help and support our learners, GHS decided to publish the students’ projects that require outreach on the school’s official website. We encourage all families to check the different projects that are posted on this page. We will keep updating it with students’ projects as soon as projects and posters get submitted to us. Feel free to support any project that you choose. It is completely optional.

Thank you for supporting our learners!

Helping the Homeless

Arnav B & Avyay B

Homelessness is a significant problem in the Downtown Sacramento area. Many individuals are in dire need of necessities that any human being should have. To support our cause of donating to the homeless, we aim to collect donations from our community and provide them to our partner organization “Sacramento Loaves & Fishes”.

We welcome online donations, which can be made at Please select "general fund" when choosing a campaign and please enter "Golden Hills School" for a company name. Additionally, you can donate in person by dropping off outdoor clothing, non-perishable food, or toiletries at the front office.

Save the Ocean

Skyler P, Bella B, and London U

We are a group of three students with a goal to raise as much awareness about ocean pollution as possible. We are working together to tell the community about our current ocean pollution issue and killing ocean creatures every day.

Below is a poster with two QR codes, one for our Instagram page so you can see weekly posts and updates, as well as our donations page if you would like to help by donating to support the cause!

If you prefer to use links, please use the following links:

Instagram Page: Community Project – Save the Ocean

Donation Page: Community Project – Donation Page

Helping Cats & Kittens Get Adopted

Alexa S, Jack R, and Kara M

Every year, about 6.3 million animals enter shelters, and less than half of them will get adopted. We are working with 10 Lives Rescue and Sanctuary and help their cats find forever homes by setting up an area at the Pet Food Express in Town Center to show people how lovely these cats are. Additionally, we are also helping raise donations for one of their cats, Sparky, who is experiencing some health conditions that cause him to have flu-like symptoms 24/7.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering a cat, click on this link to see everyone available.

If you want to donate to help Sparky, click on this link to access his go fund me.

Using Vegan Leather for Products

Deveshi S

My goal is to advocate for the well-being of cows and ensure they are not slaughtered for leather production. The harm inflicted upon cows is immense, especially considering that out of the 1 billion animals slaughtered annually, a significant portion comprises cows. These animals endure atrocious living conditions and suffer extensive physical harm. It's evident that cows urgently require assistance, and it's imperative to establish sustainability in our treatment of them.

To address this issue, we must explore alternative resources to meet the growing demand for leather while adhering to basic ethical principles that prevent the unnecessary suffering of cows and other animals. With the abundance of technology available today, we can fulfill the demand for leather using recycled and underutilized resources. For instance, fruits, which are often wasted, can be utilized to create leather substitutes, thereby eliminating the need to exploit and harm cows for human products.

If you are interested in learning more about the topic, please watch the short video I created to raise awareness.