Campus Life

Community Service

The purpose of the Whitefield community service program is to expose students to the various areas of need in our society and encourage them to give their time and talents sacrificially to meet those needs. However, to define our community service program as simply a program would paint an incomplete picture of the school’s mission. We do not want our students to complete a certain number of obligatory hours; instead, we want our students to model their lives after the example of Jesus.

Philippians 2:3-4 declares: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

Community Service Requirements

In the Lower School, students first learn to serve others through simple acts of courtesy and kindness towards one another in the classroom. In addition, each grade undertakes a community service project during the year. The purpose of these projects is to develop an awareness of the needs of others and “be the hands and feet of Jesus” in a world that needs to know his love. 

 

In Middle and Upper School, students are encouraged to not only serve their friends, family, and Whitefield community, but to also step outside the boundaries of their day-to-day activities and serve those outside the Whitefield community as well. Fifth-grade students collaborate during the school year to complete a variety of service opportunities. Sixth- through eighth-grade Middle School students must complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service per school year, with at least five of these hours performed in service to those outside the Whitefield community. Middle School service hours are submitted by completing the Community Service Forms located in the Middle School office. Upper School students must complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service per school year, with at least 10 of these hours performed in service to those outside the Whitefield community. Upper School service hours should be submitted through the www.x2vol.com website.

 

Parents can visit the Whitefield Parent Portal and check Resources for more information about these requirements. For questions regarding an off-campus event or any other community service questions, contact Eve Marks in the Middle School and Caroline Kraehe or Jesse Holthus in the Upper School.