Every Tampa Prep Student Volunteers with Local Organizations Across the Tampa Bay Area for Terrapin Day

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Tampa Preparatory School is excited to announce our partnership with local organizations, for the school’s annual days of giving. On Terrapin Day, February 15 and 16, students participate in grade level service projects.

Every Tampa Prep Student Volunteers with Local Organizations Across the Tampa Bay Area for Terrapin Day

Tampa Preparatory School is excited to announce our partnership with local organizations, for the school’s annual days of giving. On Terrapin Day, February 15 and 16, students participate in grade level service projects. From serving meals to the homeless to helping children of migrant workers, students learn the value of volunteering their time and the impact it has on others in the Tampa Bay area.

Over the month of February, Tampa Preparatory School takes time to focus on its mission to create an environment for students to think, create, be themselves, aspire to excellence and go beyond the classroom by volunteering in the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Prep focuses on preparing students to live life with a higher purpose beyond the doors of 727 Cass St.

All Middle School students will be doing the Baby Wipe Collection Project and the Turtle Walk along Tampa’s Riverwalk for The Rosa Valdez Early Childhood Learning Center to help offset the cost of childcare including, but not limited to, childcare for those children's parents who make too much money to qualify for government assistance. In the Upper School, students are participating in a gift drive for the whole month of February. Each grade will bring in different donations to support the corresponding organization on Terrapin Day.

The sixth grade will have a car wash in support of St. John's Learning Center. In the seventh grade, students will volunteer at A Brighter Community Preschool and The Rosa Valdez Early Childhood Learning Center, which participates in a number of service learning activities and works with the preschoolers both in the classroom and on the playground.

The eight and ninth grade classes will spend the day at either Metropolitan Ministries or Feeding Tampa Bay. They will work in the kitchen, assist people in selecting food/clothing, and sort donations.

When asked about her experience at Feeding America Tampa Bay, Tampa Prep graduate Jordan Kelly said, “Terrapin Day is important to me because I love knowing that I made a difference in someone else's life. Last year I sorted food at Feeding America Tampa Bay, and the best feeling was seeing how much food we had at the end of the day to give to those who needed it.”

The tenth grade class will travel to Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) Wimauma Academy! RCMA provides quality childcare and early education for children of migrant farm workers and rural, low-income families throughout our state. The Terrapin students will spend time working with students on a variety of activities, including a field day, reading with children and participating in hands-on robotics demonstrations.

The eleventh grade students will volunteer at Sligh Middle School, Frost Elementary, and Grady Elementary. Students volunteering will work in classrooms to help assist students and teachers on a variety of projects.

Seniors will be spending the day at Meals on Wheels, Just Elementary, Brookdale Bayshore or St. Peter Claver School. Seniors taking part in Meals on Wheels will deliver meals around the Tampa Bay area. Students at Just Elementary will plan a field day for the local school and instituting their monthly birthday party program. Students working with Brookdale Bayshore will be helping senior residents with technology, games and music. Students volunteering with St. Peter Claver will be assisting younger students in coding on their iPads.

Ingrained in the mission of Tampa Preparatory School, students learn to live “with a higher purpose than self.” During Tampa Prep’s Terrapin Day, students will experience personal growth and obtain leadership skills while incorporating the mission of Tampa Prep into their daily lives.

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Scott Sandoval
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