In November of 2015, five students from Clairemont High School’s Academy of Business woke up at 3:00 a.m. to prepare food for a fundraiser for the San Diego Hunger Coalition. The students were participating in program designed by Main Street Philanthropy to teach our next generation of leaders the value of giving back.
The course gives students an overview of the nonprofit industry. Students learn about local organizations and interview nonprofit staff and philanthropists. As the course progresses, students team up based on the causes they are passionate about and select a nonprofit to support with an event. We’re honored that five students chose San Diego Hunger Coalition.
Team Hunger Coalition’s fundraiser was a success, raising $112.65 and teaching friends and classmates about food insecurity. Most importantly, the five students had the experience of making a real difference for a cause they care about. We hope they’re hooked for life.