BIKE BAKERSFIELD

With the help and involvement of local teens, young children learn about the benefits of a healthier lifestyle, keeping fit and staying safe on the road. Independence High School’s Dwayne Facho reports.

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KERNSERVE

Through a unique instructional strategy called “service learning”, making an impact – a real difference in someone’s life – is something every participating student can do.

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CALM 60-SECOND SAFARI

California Living Museum Curator of Animals Don Richardson introduced us to a striped skunk named Onion.

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BLOOD DRIVE

Highland High School’s Gage Marchini takes us to the Houchin Community Blood Bank where local high school students are meeting the challenge to give more than just money or time – they’re there to “give life”.

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ASSISTEENS

Liberty High School’s Cory Barker introduces us to the Assisteens – yet another group of local youth devoting precious time, energy and effort to a noble cause that meets a vital community need: providing basic necessities to kids who might otherwise do without.

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CASALLAS

A profile of previous Kern County Teacher of the Year, West High’s Teresa Casallas.

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SMOTHERS ACADEMY

For some students, summer officially begins once school ends.  For others, the work is just beginning.  Such is the case for youngsters enrolled in Smothers and Associates Summer Academy.  Delivering targeted instruction based on each child’s individual needs is what Smothers is all about.  Ridgeview High School’s Jocelyn McGill profiles the program.

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CALM 60 SECOND SAFARI – Porcupine

Curator of Animals Don Richardson allows us to meet Bam-Bam the porcupine, one of CALM’s resident ambassador animals.

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PLAY DAY

Community Connection for Child Care exists to provide quality child care option, education, and support to children, their families, and child development professionals.  Events like “Play Day in the Park” underscore that commitment.  Community Services Program Manager Lisa Duncan-Purcell joins host Michael Cushine for a closer look at the benefits of “Play Day”.

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CROSSROADS

As advocates for children, your Kern County Superintendent of Schools office operates or administers programs designed to benefit and enhance educational experiences for children of all ages.  No one is forgotten or left behind.  This is especially true for students enrolled in Alternative Education classes.  In facilities across Kern County, like the Larry J. Rhoades Kern Crossroads facility, there is hope and opportunity.

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