Students, staff and parents in the Long Beach Unified School District raised more than $35,000 during the recent Beach Walk for the non-profit Children’s Clinic of Long Beach.
Proceeds from the 5K walk will help the clinic to provide low- and no-cost health care for children, many of whom attend local schools. The Children’s Clinic accommodates thousands of visits annually.
Millikan High School raised the most funds among teams participating in the walk, with the high school’s smaller learning communities and clubs well represented. Millikan donors contributed approximately $31,000, nearly a third of the total funds raised for the walk.
Jackie Robinson Academy raised the most money among middle and K-8 schools, netting $500, while International Elementary School outpaced all other elementary schools by raising $2,422.
Other major participants included Emerson, Poly, Hughes, Kettering, Hi Hill, Jordan, Twain, Office of School Support Services, Burroughs, Garfield, Lowell, Long Beach School Nurses Association, Cleveland, Webster and an LBUSD team.