Students Participate in Service to Support Ukraine

A key component of Charles River School’s mission statement is its last line: “Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.” As the conflict in Ukraine continues, CRS wanted to emphasize to its students the importance of citizenship, both local and global. As part of their efforts to raise money for Ukraine, students served in several spots in Dover.
 
The CRS community recently organized a school fundraiser to benefit World Central Kitchen, an organization that to date has served more than 4 million meals to displaced Ukrainian families. The fundraising method was an all-school, cooperative experience that allowed students in PreKindergarten through Grade 8 an equal means of participation. It also emphasized civic responsibility and social awareness about our own local communities in addition to those abroad.
 
Community service projects ranged from campus clean-up, planting, and weeding to off-campus clean-ups at the Dover Fire and Police Stations and the Dover Library. Students also worked on art projects to benefit the Needham Council on Aging. This form of participatory fundraising helps to build community, compassion, and cooperative skills in addition to helping young people see themselves, no matter their age, as able to contribute time and effort in support of their local community. 
 
Parents and caregivers were encouraged to give in honor of the students' service and impact. In total, more than $2,200 was raised for World Central Kitchen.
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Charles River School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 8 independent school that honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. We nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

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