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Service Learning

Service Learning
 
At FSW, we are committed to creating meaningful community service opportunities for students of all ages as integral to the academic curriculum. Community service connects students with a sense of personal responsibility for others, whether they are peers at school, people in their neighborhoods, or communities that need support anywhere in the world. It enriches the academic program by giving students real-world experience with people and issues they might otherwise simply read or hear about. Firsthand knowledge increases understanding and leads to action, both of which are high priorities in a Friends school. In many cases, it gives students a chance to experience gratitude, as they share their gifts and good fortune with others. This is place-based education at its best.
 
Preschool students’ service work focuses on keeping their classroom environment clean and tidy. Younger elementary students work on landscaping projects, recycling, composting, and cleaning up the grounds at school. Older elementary and middle school students rotate through a variety of service learning activities both on and off campus. Students may participate in school leadership teams, tend campus gardens, work on beach cleanup, tutor younger students, or work at area nonprofits such as Good Shepherd Center, nursing homes,
and more.