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.
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.
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.
The 13th Annual Gil Murdock Turkey Trot and food and supplies drive collected 5,857 canned goods, cleaning supplies, and hygiene items for organizations in Charlotte. Over the past 13 years, nearly 60,000 items have been collected.
Providence Day School launched the Little School House Initiative which builds, installs, and maintains small boxes to provide school supplies and other school necessities for students attending Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS).