|At Savannah Country Day, each student lives by the motto, Service Through Knowledge and Character. That’s why community service is an essential component in the education of each Savannah Country Day student. |
Service learning gives students the chance to see beyond themselves and their close-knit families and groups of friends to see the larger world of which they are a part. Community service experience also serves to reinforce what is learned in the classroom.
But service isn’t a requirement. It’s an expectation. And our students never fail to meet that expectation. Whether it’s organizing a blood drive and then lining up to donate, or traveling over spring break to build houses with Habitat for Humanity, our students treat their community service commitments with the same determination and professionalism that they treat their studies.
And just as the rewards reaped from diligent study and high academic performance are many, so are those reaped from helping others. Perhaps even greater, if you ask our students.
|“We saw it all – houses turned upside
down, boats on top of cars, Voodoo stores, broken levies, and
several other unordinary sights. But perhaps most remarkable
were the residents’ attitudes towards life. How positive
they were that everything would turn out okay. They were some
of the most welcoming, friendly, happy people I have ever met
in my life. In fact, I did not meet one person, that did not
take it upon them self to smile or wave.”|
Lindsay Paulsen, 2010
After traveling to Louisiana with Pickin' Up the Pieces Relief Corps for an alternative spring break
|Savannah Country Day students are constantly using their time, talents, and resources to help others. Recent service activities include:|
- Food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank
- Site clean up for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
- Cooking meals at the local Ronald McDonald House
- Red Cross blood drive