On Saturday, December 6, Pioneer Charter School of Science held its first blood drive through the American Red Cross. Students, parents, staff and community members came to donate blood. With their help, they collected 23 pints of blood, which can save up to 69 lives. The majority of the donors were PCSS students, which is a testament to their character and desire to give back to their community however they can. In addition to donating, many students helped to facilitate the drive by registering donors and overseeing the canteen to allow the donors to rest and have a snack after giving blood.
Community service is an integral part of the lives of the students at PCSS. High school students complete at least 40 hours of community service before graduation and 12th graders complete a senior project, which incorporates a service component. The students regularly hold food drives around the holidays and sock drives in the winter.