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Berkeley Prep students serve the Tampa community today
Berkeley Prep students serve the Tampa community today

Tampa, FL -- More than 135 freshmen at Berkeley Preparatory School kicked off the New Year by participating in community service initiatives throughout the Tampa Bay area this morning.

Groups of ninth-grade students volunteered at 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

While the current ninth-grade class volunteers in the community, close to 100 eighth graders became "ninth graders" for the morning.

Eighth-grade students got 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.

This annual event at Berkeley is known as "Flip Day," and this is the fourth year students have "flipped" for a day.

At Berkeley, 100 percent of students in grades PreK - 12 participate in community service projects throughout the year.

Last year, Berkeley students collectively performed more than 25,000 hours of community service in Tampa and throughout the world.

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