Lower School Community Outreach and Service Learning The goal of our Community Outreach Program is to develop a sense of caring for others in the community while our students are young. We work on developing their sense of empathy and help them become more compassionate members of our community as they proceed through Middle and Upper School. We hope that by the time our students graduate, they will have a real interest in being Agents of Change! Through service-learning, they will be motivated to use their knowledge and understand that they can and must change the way we live in our global community. When we are learning about hunger, our students go to a food bank such as SHARE where they will assist in preparing boxes of food for distribution to needy families. During October, we will decorate Halloween bags for people who for many reasons, are unable to go trick-or-treating. We will put some of the "treats" we collect in the bag and take it to local residential facilities. We also participate in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign for children around the world. Students work participate in various environmental projects in connection with their studies in the classroom. Some of our past projects include working at the Willistown Conservation Trust, and Wissahickon Restoration in Fairmount Park. Through taking care of some green spaces, we are learning about the natural environment in addition to helping maintain the park areas. Among other activities, we develop new friendships at local nursing and residential facilities, we write letters to soldiers stationed overseas, and all the while we are learning about the larger community around the world.