Maclay School strongly believes that service to others is an important part of our mission of “enabling each student to develop inherent ability to the fullest extent.” We believe that service should be focused on hands-on experiences that connect our students personally with those they are serving. Our One School One Community philosophy is that the idea of service is introduced as early as Pre-K and grows each year to help our students understand and appreciate what it means to be a good citizen in our community and to Learn Serve Grow.
The Maclay Service Learning Program coordinates curricular and extra-curricular initiatives that are relevant and meaningful to our community. We seek to guide our students and graduates to a serve with their hands, not simply as a funnel for funds. As a result, students come away with a deep sense of responsibility to lead through service to others.
Students participate in individual and group volunteer service projects including, but not limited to, food and resource drives, on-site volunteer work, and student-sponsored and organized fundraisers. The Service Learning program focuses on these areas:
Kids Inc. Kids Fest at Cascade Park