Service learning is a powerful, often life-changing experience.
BSS students have many opportunities to give back to their communities. They find a purpose larger than themselves, gain perspective and help make the world a better place.
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Speaking for Justice
The Community Voices program enables students to engage in civic life, launch initiatives to address pressing social issues, and advocate for change, both within and beyond the School. For example, a BSS student concerned about gender inequality created FeMILY, an organization that addresses intersectional gender inequality in different cultures by showcasing individual stories through art. FeMILY now has a presence at other independent girls’ schools.
Service Learning opportunities
Peer-to-peer tutoring for elementary school students in areas such as math, coding and reading
Stocking and packaging food at foods banks
Making jars of nutritious soup for senior citizens and distributing them through Meals on Wheels, complete with handwritten notes
Special events such as Trick or Eat (a Halloween food drive), Run for the Cure, and Holiday Love (a drive to collect food, clothing, and other basic necessities for low-income and newcomer families).