Brooklyn High School students who are part of the AVID program recently had the opportunity to volunteer at the Cleveland Foodbank and organize approximately 1,000 lunches for needy individuals in Northeast Ohio. Portions of the AVID curriculum, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, involves the service to other people making this experience for students, curriculum centered. Lunches that were packed included sandwiches, oranges and other fruit, juice and milk. AVID 9 is the foundational level for students to grow in critical reading and writing, organization, and communication skills. While gaining vast knowledge, they are also planning for their futures beyond high school, primarily college. While this is their first visit to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, it will not be the last, as students gained insightful information about the purpose of the food bank and have expressed a desire to return. Congratulations to these volunteers.