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.
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.
The PD community can support the E-Waste campaign by donating unwanted electronic equipment between April 15-23, 2021. Accepted items for donation can be found here.
Providence Day School’s ninth-grade eCYBERMISSION team of Morgan Boonshaft, Katherine Liu, Laura Plata, Pavan Thakkar, and Jodie Yan will use their $5,000 STEM-in-Action Grant awarded in June of 2020 to purchase a plastic shredder that will process plastic bottles found in oceans, lakes, and rivers.
In partnership with the Plastics Lab at Envision Charlotte, Providence Day School now collects, cleans, and recycles #5 (PP) polypropylene plastic food delivery containers served at school.
As a result of the "Drive for Drives" campaign and the generosity of individuals and corporations, 492 laptops and iPads were wiped clean, refurbished, and given to some of the 60,000 students in Charlotte who live at or below the federal poverty line and do not have a home computer.