This past May, a representative from PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) came to speak with the 7th Grade class about upcoming service learning collaborations at Windward. Following the presentation, students broke out into smaller groups to hear from Upper School students who ran various Service Learning programs on campus so that they could get a better idea of the breadth and depth of opportunities at Windward.
This year at Windward, the School is expanding the Middle School Service Learning program, recognizing that all students entering Windward are from different schools and backgrounds but have already begun to develop the habits of being an engaged citizen in the community. The goal of the program in Middle School is to continue to foster students in this area as they continue to develop.
Middle School students and their parents are invited and encouraged to participate in four after-school service projects with PATH taking place on September 19, December 11, February 13, and April 23. Additionally, 7th and 8th Graders and their parents will have the opportunity to volunteer at the Westside Children’s Center in November for a Thanksgiving event, as well as other service events throughout the year.
Although there is no service hours requirement for Middle School students, our hope is that during these years, each student commits to participating in a service activity either at Windward or in their local community. When students engage in service, they will gain a better understanding of the issues facing our community and globally.
To sign up for the first event, to be held on September 19, please click here.