Educating through Community Experiences
The community experience program is instrumental in introducing our students to societal issues that are prevalent within our Jewish community and that exist in our city’s general community. Students learn about the concept of Tikum Olam in school through authentic experiences.
Participating in community experience is self-empowering. Students gain an understanding and appreciation of their own identity and community. Community experience allows teens to become active participants in complex social issues and make a positive difference in someone’s life.
Hands-on community experience offers students the opportunity to critically reflect upon their experiences. Volunteers are encouraged to discuss their responsibilities in helping those in need that live within our greater community. If you are a current parent or student, please click here to access more specific information.
Secondary I – Students are introduced to current service programs within our community at the beginning of the school year. With the guidance of school advisors, small groups of students choose a specific program to focus on during the school year.
Secondary II to V – Throughout the school year students are required to commit some hours to community experience. At the end of the year, students submit a reflective essay that documents their community experiences.