The Providence Day School community donated 9,757 food items for Second Harvest Food Bank along with 8,095 diapers and 2,538 wipes for Bright Blessings during the 14th Annual Gil Murdock Turkey Trot and food/supplies drive from November 17-19, 2021.
Providence Day School: Inspiring a sense of social responsibility
At Providence Day, social responsibility means cultivating a sense of connection to our community and the world, and taking action to improve the lives of others. Social responsibility progresses throughout the curriculum in all grades, from activities that develop empathy and gratitude in Lower School; to a more participatory approach in Middle School; to problem-solving and innovation in Upper School and beyond.
Additionally, Providence Day remains the only independent school in the nation to host a Freedom School program each summer, and the community comes together to collect school supplies for all of Charlotte's 18 Freedom School sites year-round. Read more here.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) superintendent Earnest Winston visited Providence Day School as a guest speaker for the Ninth Grade Charger Impact Challenge. This program educates students about issues the city of Charlotte faces related to sustainability, education, affordable housing, and food insecurity.
Mary Linda Dascal ‘24, Jasleen Kaur ‘22, Sophie Mao ‘24, Morgan Nelson ‘23, Shravan Selvavel ‘24, and Katherine Wahr ‘23 received the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action.
The first Providence Day School Hackathon welcomed over 170 PD students on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
For nearly three years, Providence Day School and Carolina Farm Trust have partnered in support of the Urban Farm at Aldersgate, a collaboration of Carolina Farm Trust and Aldersgate Retirement Community, which is a 6.7-acre farm that will grow culturally relevant produce year-round. This farm aims to serve the residents of East Charlotte with a convenient and reliable source of nutrition.