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How 14-Year-Old Aarav Sharma Made an Impact in Creating the FCSN Badminton Summer Camp

From June 27 to July 8, rising high school sophomore Aarav Sharma instructed a two-week badminton summer program dedicated towards introducing FCSN students to the sport. The camp was a major success, receiving plenty of positive feedback from the community. Continue reading How 14-Year-Old Aarav Sharma Made an Impact in Creating the FCSN Badminton Summer Camp

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Blue Devils Special Needs Guard–Paving the Way to Inclusive Performing Arts

On April 2, 2022, the Blue Devils’ Special Needs Guard performed at the Circuit Championship held at Independence High School. They were the last performance of the day — a position typically reserved for the most honored performing position. Dancing to This Is Me from The Greatest Showman, a song that fittingly describes the challenging journey of all special needs performers, all the members gave it their all and proudly showed off the moves that they have practiced for so long. Continue reading Blue Devils Special Needs Guard–Paving the Way to Inclusive Performing Arts

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Scouting with FCSN, an Inclusive Social Event

In March 2022, Boy Scouts member Ricky Lin led a project in which special needs individuals got to experience the joy of scouting. Around 30 FCSN participants attended with their families, learning the scouts way of building teamwork, social skills, and unforgettable memories.  Continue reading Scouting with FCSN, an Inclusive Social Event

Meducate’s Contribution to FCSN: Human Anatomy

Instructors at Meducate used interactive lessons, individual attention, and fun and engaging activities to teach FCSN students about how your body works. Students had fun learning about the digestive system, the central nervous system, immune system, and much more. Continue reading Meducate’s Contribution to FCSN: Human Anatomy

Teaching Art from Home – creating fun art videos for FCSN

FCSN Youth Volunteer Natalie Hsia was teaching arts at South Bay Family Gathering but had to move her lessons online after the pandemic began. Even though she had no previous experience recording video lessons, Natalie took on the challenge so that she can continue to teach students. Continue reading Teaching Art from Home – creating fun art videos for FCSN

Feeling the Beat

Bellarmine Percussion teachers Jacob, Charles, Anthony, Adam, and Shoaib have been bringing people together by teaching percussion since 2018. Since the pandemic, they have had to move their lessons online, but they continue to adapt and devote themselves to teaching students with their passion. Classes are currently open for registration. Continue reading Feeling the Beat

Cooking with Friends

Youth Volunteers Luna and Jessica started teaching FCSN’s cooking class since 2020. Students not only learn how to follow recipes, they also learn the cultural background and fun facts about the foods. This semester, they will learn how to make pancakes, sweet & sour chicken, chicken parmesan spaghetti, sushi, and much more. Continue reading Cooking with Friends

My Experience Teaching Dance at FCSN

Teaching a class of special needs students can be nerve-racking, and even more so doing it over Zoom. Andria Luo shares her experience co-teaching a virtual dance class, and tips on how to make a virtual class fun and engaging for everyone in class. Continue reading My Experience Teaching Dance at FCSN