On January 17th, Cushman’s High School students spent the day giving back to their communities by volunteering for five service organizations that empower Miami residents in a variety of ways.
Each student chose an organization to work with based on its relation to his/her Society And Me (SAM) Challenge projects. For example, students with environment-related topics spent the afternoon with a naturalist at North Miami’s Enchanted Forest Park. Students with topics focused on poverty went to Feeding South Florida. See the complete list below.
This Day of Service is built into the SAM course curriculum so that students can see the work, and needs, of others firsthand in order to become effective community leaders themselves. This gives students valuable perspective as they are in the process of creating their own social change movements and aspiring to lead others in delivering effective solutions to global problems.
Finally, our Day of Service demonstrated the powerful impact that The Cushman School can have on those in need – when all 103 of us roll up our sleeves and commit to helping those around us, amazing things happen.
Miami Rescue Mission’s Bargain Barn
Feeding South Florida
The Holtz Children’s Hospital
Enchanted Forest Park
– Mr. Andrew Tripodo
Society & Me instructor