Middle School Community Service
Community Service in the Middle School reflects students’ growing concern for the world around them with opportunities that are ideal for their overall development. Each grade participates in a “Day of Service” with their entire class each year.
It’s a perfect opportunity for students to have the boundaries of their comfort zone stretched a bit. It gives them a head start in thinking about worlds that they’re not the center of and thinking about perspectives that aren’t their own. I think it’s the beginning of a long process of developing compassion and empathy.
Operation Gratitude Letter-Writing
Valentine making for convalescent care centers
PVP Land Conservancy Hikes and Trailwork
Clothing Drive for Wilmington Middle School
Peace4Kids Pool Days
All School Beach Cleanups
8th Grade Day of Service at Food banks and meal programs
Shared Bread service
Hunger Banquet meal-packaging event
Seeing the challenges students face in some of our largest school districts provides invaluable perspective. At Holmes Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, our students volunteer right in the classrooms, connecting with other students and celebrating the power of literacy and poetry to enhance lives.
- The LA Mission
- St. James Lunch Program
- Salvation Army in Santa Monica
- The Midnight Mission
- Harbor Interfaith
- Shared Bread
- St. Margaret’s Center
- St. Joseph Center
- The Poverty Program at SS. Peter and Paul
- Toberman Neighborhood Center
- House of Yahweh
- Los Angeles Food Bank
- Salvation Army in Harbor City, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica
- Curt’s Kitchen
I’m stressed about my homework, but they’re stressed about what meal they’re going to have next. I know I’m going to have a meal tonight. They don’t.