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Growth Circles

Many of the students at Bayside/MLK School in Marin City, CA  have never seen snow or traveled outside of California, and most of them live in subsidized housing and receive free school lunches. These middle schoolers are headed to Tamalpais High School and will soon be in a high school environment with kids who have been afforded many more life-enriching experiences. Growth Circles was formed at the school to inspire MLK/Bayside’s 6th-8th graders to think bigger and achieve more. Through a series of team building trips and scholarship opportunities, teachers and school supporters hope to give students a changed world outlook through project-based learning and experiences that encourage students to move out of their comfort zones into life-expanding “growth circles.”



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Pamela H. David Executive Director, Walter and Elise Haas Fund