Eighth grade girls hold a bake sale fundraiser for the victims of the Turkish and Syrian earthquakes.
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.
Upper School boards present profit checks to student-led groups.
I wanted to create a passion project that’s theme revolves around these three things, which I narrowed down to as business being my academic interest, cultural appreciation/awareness being my personal interest, and empowerment/influencing being one of my values.
Lorenzo Hernandez ’12 returned to the PD campus earlier this year and visited Jack Hudson’s AP Environmental Science class to talk about their final project for the semester - a business plan for an urban farm in the Charlotte area.
This club has been a great experience for me (Evan) because it has given me a chance to practice skills of reaching out to people. Not only have I learned about social entrepreneurship skills but networking as well.