AV-W is an Expeditionary Learning School. Expeditionary Learning Schools are rooted in ten design principles. Design Principle 10 states that students and teachers are strengthened by acts of consequential service to others.
Throughout the year our students initiate and participate in a variety of service projects. We’ve provided Thanksgiving meals to families, donated to the local domestic abuse shelter, supported the Richard Bong World War II museum, written books honoring World War Two Veterans, and much more.
I am proud to work with such compassionate students, colleagues, and community members.
As a personal service project I have started a Kiva team called The Kindness Conspiracy.
We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works.
I invite you join THE KINDNESS CONSPIRACY (click this link), and together we can do our part to create opportunity around the world.
Here are some of the great acts of service carried out by our 8th graders:
- Authored and illustrated winter themed stories for 2nd grade buddies
- Meals provided for families that need them
- Articles donated to the domestic abuse shelter
- Volunteer supervision on the playground
- Washing the windows of the school
- Tutoring students in need of help
- Money raised for the Holocaust Memorial
- Money raised for the Richard Bong WWII Memorial
There are many more that could be listed here. AV-W students consistently demonstrate their compassion through acts of service.
If you are a current or former student, please take a moment to talk about your acts of service and what it meant to you in a comment below. Thanks for all of your hard work.