FWISD JROTC/JCC FEED HOMELESS
Fort Worth ISD Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and Junior Cadet Corps (JCC) cadets helped feed the homeless community on Saturday, December 15, 2012.
This is the first year for Fort Worth ISD to cadets collect food and supplies for the homeless. They are working with local community organizations and the Trimble Tech High School Culinary Arts program to feed approximately 1,200 people. Each high school JROTC program also coordinated holiday greeting cards made by students distributed on the day of the event.
“A significant part of our curriculum is to help our young people understand how they can be better citizens,” said LTC (Ret.) Richard Crossley, director of JROTC. “Responsible citizenship includes caring for those less fortunate than ourselves.”
JROTC offers an outstanding elective course for young men and women. It emphasizes leadership development, self-discipline, and responsible patriotic citizenship. Students are taught confidence, leadership, and inter-personal relations. Strong emphasis is placed on integrity, personal worth, and physical fitness.
JCC also offers an outstanding elective course for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Cadets are taught professional courtesy, respect, discipline and basic leadership traits in preparing them for the transition to high school.
The Trimble Tech Culinary Arts program is a Gold Seal Program of Choice. The school offers Gold Seal Programs of Choice in Applied Learning, Culinary Arts and Health Science Technology, as well as an unbelievable 22 additional areas of study to prepare students for college and career.
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