Medford campus collecting donated care package items for troops as part of school-wide effort

Y.A.L.E. School’s Medford campus is collecting donations to send to troops serving overseas. Please see the flyer below for a list of needed item. There will be a collection box under the glass display across from the main office. Items will be collected until Friday, January 29th Questions please email our program secretary at Thank you for your support!! Care […]

Y.A.L.E. Northfield students contribute to “Shop with a Cop” community fundraiser

Y.A.L.E. School Northfield students donated 428 of their “Y.A.L.E. Bucks” rewards to “Shop with a Cop,” an event where uniformed police officers and volunteers assist under-privileged children with their holiday shopping, free of charge to the child and their families. Our staff (and their loved ones) turned the donated Y.A.L.E. Bucks into real cash which was given to Shop with […]

Students harvest the delicious results of community gardening project

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill students are taking learning outside the classroom and gaining new skills through gardening. As part of our school-to-work and community-based-instruction programs, three Standard 9 classrooms have been working with a horticulture therapist at the Pennsauken Community Garden and Y.A.L.E.’s own garden at the Cherry Hill campus. The plants were provided by the Camden Children’s Garden in […]

Medford campus students collect tabs for Ronald McDonald House in Camden

This year Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus students in Ms. DiMarco’s class participated in a year-long service project. Students collected tabs from aluminum cans to donate to the Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey. Tabs were brought in by students and a collection bin was also placed in the Kirby’s Mill School teachers’ lounge.

Cherry Hill Students Celebrate Through Service Learning

Students at Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus showed that they are “Neighbors Who Care” by taking part in a unique program designed to help low income residents in the nearby community of Lindenwold. The effort is part of a service-learning initiative across the Y.A.L.E. School’s ten campus locations. The initiative is designed to teach character and compassion and strengthen the […]

Y.A.L.E. Northfield Students Continue To Help Food Bank Change Hunger

Over the past two years students at Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus have taken first place in the Students Change Hunger Challenge ~ Division 1. According to classroom teacher Catherine McGowan, this year they collected nearly a half ton of food. Students Change Hunger is a statewide food drive for schools. Each year, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey distributes 40 […]

VIDEO: Standard 9 Transition Students Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Burlington County

Earlier this fall, Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 transition students from Mr. Laux’s classroom began volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Cinnaminson, NJ. The ReStore is run by the Burlington County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity® and offers donated home furnishings, fixtures, building materials & supplies, and other household items at sharp discounts. The ReStore is staffed entirely by […]

Sense-ational Donation

Volunteers from American Water donated nearly a dozen “Sensory Bins” to the students at The Y.A.L.E. School’s Mullica Township campus. Each bin was filled with games, puzzles, bubbles, parachutes, toys, chalk, and beads, which can be used to help motivate students. During the AmerICANs in Action! Month of Service, employees across the business sector participate in community service projects. “My […]

Team Y.A.L.E. Walks for Autism Speaks

More than a dozen staff and students from three Y.A.L.E. School campus locations — Audubon, Mullica Township, and Voorhees — joined forces with tens of thousands of other autism advocates on May 18 for the ‘Walk Now for Autism Speaks.’ The nation’s largest grassroots autism walk raises millions for research. Team Y.A.L.E., this year donning neon tee shirts, has been […]

Giving Back To The Community

In an effort to help the communities devastated by Super Storm Sandy, the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus planned a “Restore the Shore” donation drive. With help from local businesses in Atlantic County, staff and students in the Lower and Upper schools collected items such as baby food, diapers, pet supplies, and other necessities.

Learning through Giving Back

The Y.A.L.E. School has a long tradition of community involvement and outreach, a practice that can help teach our students to become full-fledged citizens. While service learning is a year-round effort—in fact, each classroom provides at least two hours of service learning per marking period—it takes on special meaning during the holidays, when students work to help organizations such as […]

Northfield campus uses hands-on learning to reflect on service to the nation

Teaching students to think about and appreciate the service of others is an important aspect of social learning and citizenship. Students at our Northfield campus took part in Operation Gratitude, a program designed to lift morale of the men and women in the nation’s armed forces serving in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and aboard ship in international waters.

Community Service in Action: Y.A.L.E Students Give Back

Students at our Northfield Campus held a “Jeans for Teens” clothing drive, collecting more than 100 pairs of gently used jeans along with other clothing items.  “The drive was supposed to be only a few days long, but it ended up lasting a week longer, because so many people kept contributing!” said Brittany Bank, the classroom teacher who coordinated the […]

Y.A.L.E. Northfield canned food drive

We are asking for the support of Y.A.L.E. Northfield parents in helping to combat hunger for families across the Atlantic County area. You can help our efforts by donating any non-perishable item(s) or canned food. We will collect these items between Monday, November 1, 2010 and Friday November 19, 2010. Please send the items to school with your child during these days. We thank […]