Berkeley Students Serve the Tampa Bay Community for Annual Flip Day

Berkeley eighth and ninth graders took part in the fourth-annual “Flip Day” on Tuesday morning as more than 135 freshmen at Berkeley Preparatory School kicked off the New Year by participating in community service initiatives throughout the Tampa Bay area. With the current ninth-grade class volunteering in the community, close to 100 eighth graders became “ninth graders” for the morning.

Groups of ninth-graders were formed and each spent time volunteering at the following locations: St. John’s Learning Center, Dimples Playland, Metropolitan Ministries, Feeding America, Alpha House, Hudson Manor Assisted Living Facility and the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge. Eighth-grade students received a sneak peek of what next year will be like for them as freshmen by attending several 30-minute, ninth-grade “mini-classes” and activities.

“Flip Day” is one of the highlights of the school year for both eighth and ninth graders. Not only do the Berkeley students take something away from the day, but Tampa Bay community benefits from the event as well!

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