Grades 10 and 11 began their year of service together last Thursday and Friday as part of our Community Action Day Service Learning program. In advisory groups, students learned about, selected, and visited one of 18 local community partners across the DMV over the two days. Following their morning of service in the broader community, students returned to campus and participated in different “Changemaker Projects,” which offered an opportunity to continue serving others and our natural world on campus. Some students chose to serve our school community by removing invasive species on campus with Sean Conroy and Albert Pingree or reading and playing with Lower School students. Others chose to continue to serve the broader community by making birthday kits for the students of Second Story in Vienna, making welcome home kits for clients of New Hope Housing, or making literacy kits for the students at Arlington Housing Corporation. Check out galleries from grade 10 and grade 11.
Many thanks to our community partners for hosting our students, for taking the time to educate them about the needs in our community, and for the ongoing important work being done in the greater DMV. Follow them on social media to learn more about the great work that they do:
Red Wiggler Community Farm, Bikes for the World, Leveling the Playing Field, CentroNia, A Wider Circle, Rosemount Center, Food & Friends, Women Giving Back, Food for Others, Capital Area Food Bank, Habitat ReStore, Main Street Child Development Center, Chesterbrook Residences, Sasha Bruce, DC Central Kitchen, Washington Parks & People, Falls Church McLean Children’s Center, Common Good City Farm