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Bear Service Clubs


Bear Service Clubs are student-led groups recognized by M-A Student Leadership and the M-A SLC. By becoming an M-A SLC Service Club, student leaders receive additional support to make sustained service commitments to the local community.

Service Club Offerings

Interested in a particular social justice challenge in the Menlo Park community? Join one of the SLC Service Clubs and visit the Service Calendar.
Our Service Club Offerings 2023-24: 
Social Voyagers: Engage in service learning & events
Care Bears: Care Packages for those @ the US-Mexico Border
American Red Cross Youth Club: Volunteering to support disaster relief
Surfriders: Beach Cleanups & Environment Support
Marine Conservation Club: Education & Beach clean-ups
Green club: Beach clean-ups & sustainability projects
Reduce, Reuse, ReMake: Recycling & Cleaning up Trash
Reusables: Working with local businesses to promote sustainability
Leo Club: Write Cards to Veterans and Seniors
Students to Seniors: Writing cards to seniors
FAB: Buddies for those with Special Needs
BuildOn: Build a School during the Summer in a Developing Country
Intercambio: Spanish-English Language Exchange
Operation Smile: Aides Children in Developing Countries with Free Cleft lips and Cleft palates
Kenya Help: Further Women’s Education in Kenya
Key Club: Service with a focus on homelessness
Project Impact: Assisting homeless through donations
Psychology Club: Discussions of psychological phenomena and volunteer opportunities
Women’s Union: Collaboration with women’s shelters and fundraising
Middle Eastern Group of Students: Education and seminars
Team Ukraine: Supporting Ukrainian refugees through fundraisers and resource drives
National Honor Society: Promotes scholarship, service, leadership, and character
Curieus: Bridging the STEM gap for underprivileged Bay Area students
Menlo-Atherton Female Athlete Association: Expanding opportunities within sports 
Play it Forward: Increasing amount of youth sports in underprivileged communities
Spike4Service: Setting up activities on the green & fundraising
M-A Aquatics: Fundraising & promoting free clinics 
Bear Cage: Helping student-led initiatives
Student Task Force: Service & political activism for immigration
Crafts Club: Service through art
Music Service Club: Free performances to share love of music
Active Minds: Creating equality in the healthcare system

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We meet in P-5 at lunch, every Tuesday! Instagram: @macarebearsclub
In Carebears, we make and hand-deliver care packages to migrants and those at the US-Mexico Border.
During meetings we will discuss the border crisis with the help of guest speakers, plan and host a series of drives for supplies and backpacks, and fundraise for our border trip and care packages. Later into the year we will assemble care packages and drive down to the US-Mexico border with club members to distribute our supplies to Calexico Unified School District schools.  
If you would like to contact us, please reach out to or 


We meet Thursdays in G-2 at lunch! Instagram: @ma.intercambio

A service club designed to facilitate a language exchange between Spanish and English learners.

Key Club

We meet on Thursdays in D-23!
President: Lani Vital
Key Club is a student-led, high school organization dedicated to challenges around houselessness and food insecurity, the Key Club works closely with EHP (Ecumenical Hunger Program) and their Wednesday Night Dinners. Our members make the world a better place through service. In doing so, we grow as individuals and as leaders by answering the call to lead, summoning the courage to engage and developing the heart to serve.

Leo Club

We meet in P-5, on Thursdays!
President: Parsa Zaheri
The LEO club is a community service club that engages in a wide array of activities such as writing cards to veterans and seniors, environmental service, and food drives.


We meet on Wednesdays at Lunch in P-5! 
President: Isabel Norman 
We fundraise throughout the school year for a service trip to build a school during summer in a developing country. Past locations include Senegal, Haiti, and Guatemala.

Operation Smile

We meet on Mondays in B-11, at lunch! President: Kamron Athwal

Operation Smile is a nonprofit organization that allows for children in developing countries receive treatment for cleft lips and cleft palates for free and ultimately allow those children to smile. 

Kenya Help

Meetings on Fridays in P-15!

President: Kate Budinger
We raise money to further women’s education in Kenya.


Follow Instagram for clean up dates, Meeting Time TBA in P-5

President: Erin Young

Surfriders is a service club partnered with the Surfriders Foundation. Our club aspires for clean beaches and oceans. We go to local beaches to pick up trash and improve the environment.  Every other Sunday we go to a local beach and pick up trash. Find us @masurfriders.

Social Voyagers

We meet on Thursdays at Lunch or Afterschool in P-5!

We are going to plan service events for students to engage in service learning.

Contact: Zoe Gostyla ( or Mr. Stuart (