World Harvest Food Bank
On October 10, 2012 members of the Mighty Bulldawg Battalion volunteered at the Health Net Community Center in East Los Angeles. Our volunteers assisted Health Net distribute food, provided by the World Harvest Food Bank, to the needy families.
Families receiving food made a nominal donation of $5 and in turn received a 40lb bag of groceries.
These cadets helped distribute food to over 150 families. Our Bulldawg volunteers were proud to lend a helping hand, giving their time and energy to such a worthy cause.
Back to School Night
On September 20, 2012, Garfield High held it’s Annual Back to School Night. JROTC Cadets brought their family and friends to this event in order to show them what an important part of their day and education entails. Some of the parents who attended were so impressed with the program that they made themselves available to provide extra support to the program.
Cadets participating in the Courtesy Patrol made themselves available to guide parents throughout the campus and translate for staff that needed to communicate in Spanish.
Alive and Running
A 5K run sponsored by Didi Hirsch to support Suicide Prevention was held on September 23, 2012. Over 1700 walkers and runners participated alongside our Students Run L.A. team. Senior Instructor, 1SG Eason, led the Bulldawgs in this event. Before the race, the Bulldog Courtesy Patrol made themselves available to assist, guide and help setup tables and chairs.
One of the special guest participants in the race was L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca.
Adopt A Sschool Program - STEVENSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
On October 15, 2012, members of the Mighty Bulldawg Battalion journeyed over to Stevenson Middle School for Service Learning activities. Each year Stevenson Middle school, one of our feeder schools allows the Mighty Bulldawgs to conduct service learning and Adopt a School Program.
Mr. William Martin allowed our cadets to conduct its service learning project "Cyber Bullying" to all his classes that day. Our cadets were well prepared and received well by the middle school students. Their interest and understanding was identified after each class through the student's questions & answers as well as the after action results.
In addition, our recruitment team gave presentations about what the JROTC is all about and the benefits of being a cadet.