Five Providence Day School Student Foundation Board members – Cole Jessey ‘21, Charlie Rosbrook ‘20, Olivia Stafford ‘20, Nadia Wheeler ‘22, and Tracy Zheng ‘20 – virtually participated in this year’s SEED20 program.
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.
Students of Service (SOS) is a group of dozens of student-centered service clubs under the social responsibility umbrella that work with area organizations to support community needs. Thousands of people and numerous non-profits across the city benefited from these student-led initiatives in the fall of 2019.
Eighth grade students completed presentations Friday tackling global issues including poverty, energy consumption, gender inequality, and other United Nations Sustainability Goals - all with the hope of improving their community and the world.
Upper schoolers in English teacher Christine Marshall's class embarked on a recent experiment to see what it's like to survive on less than $2 a day, a measure frequently evoked to describe the global poverty line.