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Service Learning Community Partnerships

What Guides potomac in developing community partnerships?

All Potomac students, from Kindergarten to grade 12, participate in foundational service learning experiences connected to four community needs: hunger, homelessness, and poverty; literacy; the elderly; and the environment. Grade-level initiatives in Kindergarten to grade 6 are led in the classroom and foundational initiatives in grades 7-12  are led in Advisory groups. Each grade-level experience connects our students with local community partners and is intended to provide a foundation for service for every student at Potomac. Potomac works with partners that utilize an equity frame in their work. 

May Partner Spotlight: Share of McLean

WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY DO

Share of McLean is an all-volunteer, community-based nonprofit that teams with individual donors and partner organizations to assist our neighbors who face food insecurity, economic hardships or related challenges. As part of Potomac's longstanding K-12 Food Drive to support this organization, our Middle School Service Learning Club recently delivered more than 600 cans of food, toilet paper, and gently-used backpacks from our Potomac community to our partners at Share of McLean. Share was organized in 1969 to help meet the emergency needs of our neighbors in McLean and nearby areas of Northern Virginia.‚Äč It takes more than 1,000 volunteer hours per month to run their impactful programs, and are always recruiting new volunteers. Learn more!