A group of students from OCDE’s ACCESS Skyview Elementary and Middle School were recently invited by the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County as guests of the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtFest.
The JCC Maccabi Games, one of the largest annual Jewish youth events, was held at the UC Irvine campus earlier this month. Skyview is a K-8 program geared towards homeless students throughout the county.
The JCC teen participants took time out their competition to mentor the Skyview students in a sports clinic that included coaches from the LA Galaxy. The coaches and JCC teens worked with Skyview students on a number of interactive soccer activities, practicing moves and skills.
For the the JCC teens, mentoring the Skyview students was part of their community service goals, which stem from the basic Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) that urges JCC teens to make a difference in the lives of others.
Skyview students and staff said they greatly appreciated the enthusiasm and kindness of the JCC teens and staff.
Check out this video below to learn more about OCDE’s ACCESS Skyview Elementary and Middle School: