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Service Learning


Service Learning

Service learning helps kids understand their own value.

Students gain a richer perspective of the world and their place therein through serving others. Seeing our students as future leaders with a real capacity to effect change, we show them this potential within an ethos of respect, empathy, and understanding. Service to others and stewardship of the environment is initiated through faculty-, student- and parent-led efforts.

Service learning projects begin in the classroom with age-appropriate presentation of a need or a problem. This learning is then applied to real-world applications, adding authenticity and purpose.

Examples of Service Learning

  • Thanksgiving meals for Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club families
  • Holiday gifts for every child at Glen Cove Child Day Care
  • Hosting a day of fun for ELIJA School students with autism
  • Interact Club (student-led charitable initiatives)
  • Choral concerts & social visits at senior centers
  • 8th Grade overnight YSOP service trip to NYC
  • Leftover Halloween candy collected for Operation Gratitude
  • 2nd Grade Bake Sale supporting various charities
  • 5th Grade collects paper recycling campus-wide
  • Older-younger "buddies" make bracelets and cards for pediatric cancer patients
  • 7th Grade candy cane sale to benefit needy local families
  • Soles for Souls: collecting shoes for women entrepreneurs to sell in developing countries
  • Food & toys for animal shelters
  • Collect GVS orchard fruit for NOSH food pantry
  • Disaster relief efforts