8th Grade Community Projects

As an IB capstone project for our 8th graders, our 8th Grade Community Project challenges 8th graders to identify a community need, work to address that need, and then present their project to parents and teachers.

2021 Community Projects

Our students are taking action in the community!

Brady Anderson Raises Money for Bohdi BattalionIMG_20210419_090138008

Congratulations to 8th-grader Brady Anderson for his outstanding work on his 8th-grade Community Project! Brady held a bake sale and raised $400 for The Bohdi Battalion, a nonprofit organization that supports military veterans reintegrate into civilian society.

Brady selected The Bohdi Battalion because he wanted to raise money for a smaller nonprofit organization that might not get as many donations as larger, more well-known organizations. He especially liked that The Bohdi Battalion trains service dogs to support the veterans who are injured, or are dealing with anxiety or mental health issues.

Brady was recognized this week by some Bohdi Battalion staff members who thanked him for his efforts and his donation.

Want to learn more about your carbon footprint and what you can do about it? Check the article Madeleine Senger wrote that was featured in the Greater Park Hill News.

Congratulations to Olivia Beasley for getting the attention of 9News! Click here to learn more about why she wants to welcome bats into our community.


 Covid Tips & Tricks

Hi everyone! Our names are Noah and Charlotte. We are 8th graders at McAuliffe, and for our community project, we created a helpful website with information on how to stay safe during the pandemic. Our goal is to help people make safe decisions and hope that you find our website helpful. On our website we have vaccine information, mental health suggestions, and fun videos about Coronavirus!


Brooke & Nadia’s Dog Walking

Hello! We are Brooke and Nadia and we have started a dog walking business for our community project to raise money to donate and buy supplies for homeless shelters. We will be operating business from the hours of 3:15-4:15 Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and 3:15-4 on Wednesdays. We will be offering 30 minutes or 1 hour time slots. We charge $7.00 per dog for the 30 minutes and $12.00 per dog for an hour. We can walk up to 3 dogs per session. We will be providing water unless told otherwise, but we ask that you provide the leash. We can pick up your dog, but they have to live in Central Park (Stapelton). Our Program will begin Monday, March 8. Please contact us if you are interested or have any questions – BNdogwalking1@gmail.com

School Supply Drive for Montclair Elementary

Hello! We are Cora, Lindsay, and Joy. We are all students of McAuliffe International, and for our community project, we are helping fund Montclair Elementary with school supplies. Studies show that children having school supplies of their own can improve grades, creativity, attitudes towards learning, behavior, peer relationships, and self-image. Education is the first step to overcoming poverty. A single pack of pencils and paper could be the gateway to a bright promising career. It is crucial to make sure the leaders of the future are prepared today in schools. However, some families do not have enough money to provide enough supplies to their children. We need your help to give these kids have a better education. By March 10th, we hope to raise $850, so we can donate construction paper, colored pencils, scissors, lined paper, pencils, and notebooks to the students of Montclair Elementary. We thank you for your help and support in this cause! This link will bring you to our GoFundMe account to directly donate.

Sports Equipment Drive

We are doing a sports equipment drive for Gust Elementary School, an ECE-5th grade school in Southwest Denver for our community project. We are doing this so that we can provide sports equipment for kids to get exercise, have fun, and to encourage them to stay active and healthy.

We are looking for recess/playground equipment in great condition.

  • Soccer balls
  • Jump ropes
  • Footballs
  • Four square balls
  • Basketballs
  • Hula hoops
  • Lacrosse/wall balls

If you don’t have any sports or recess equipment, we have created an Amazon wish list where you can buy new equipment.

For more information on where you can drop items off or to purchase items from the Amazon wish list, click here.

Thank you in advance for your support! Caden Gard & Liam Klossner


2018 8th Grade Community Project Pictures


The Community Projects Student Handbook can be found here.

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