Community service is an important part of life at CRS. Each grade level completes a class community service project, and students work on some all-school projects as well.
We select age-appropriate and meaningful activities where students can be full participants in community service programs that benefit both the local and global community. In recent years, 2nd graders helped a local animal shelter with supplies, 4th graders studied various disabilities and raised money for the Free Wheelchair Mission and 5th graders earned more than $2,000 for Free the Children — just to name a few. As students get older, they begin to work on individual service projects. That experience is capped off in 7th and 8th grade with two year-long projects that are initiated and planned by the students.
Community Service Mission Statement
In keeping with Charles River School’s objective of educating the whole child, our community service efforts will focus on activities where we:
- Experience the value of generosity, compassion, and gratitude in our lives
- Develop an awareness of global issues, the needs of others and our connection to the broader community
- Discover tangible ways to enhance the quality of others’ lives
- Appreciate our interdependence with others and what we can give and receive from each other