On Friday, April 4, Sewickley Academy had its third annual Day of Service, a full school day committed to service projects both on and off campus throughout the Pittsburgh region. All members of the Academy community – students, faculty, staff, and administration – volunteered to make a positive impact on issues regarding the environment, social justice, hunger, and poverty.
Check out some of the day’s projects:
At Global Links, students pack medical supplies that will be shipped to resource-poor communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
SA volunteers taught Conscious Caring curriculum to Grade 3 students at the Urban League Charter School of Pittsburgh as part of the Homeless Children's Education Fund service project. This special curriculum helps to improve awareness and coach actions we can all take to end homelessness.
Students packaged dried pasta at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which helps feed the hungry in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Senior School students worked with Grade 2 students to pack school supplies into donated backpacks and write letters for Summerbridge Pittsburgh students.
At the Education Partnership, students sorted and organized donated school supplies that are given to teachers for free. Teachers throughout the Pittsburgh region come to the partnership to shop for basic supplies they wouldn't otherwise have for their classrooms.
The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden works to transform abandoned coal mines into garden spaces that belong to the people of the region. Students helped clear a large pit of discarded vehicle tires during their service project.
At Life's Work of Western PA, which addresses job training and placement of individuals with disabilities, students painted and engaged in other clerical, maintenance, and food service activities.
Rain or shine, each member of the SA community loved spending the day giving back!