Carli was awarded for her work with Neighbors Link Stamford as well as starting an organization called 'Cards for a Cause', an organization that provides the homeless with $10 gift cards from restaurants.
King Cares Service Program
The Mission of the King Cares Service Program is to support the values-based education at King School. This Program reinforces the school’s belief that service to the broader community, both local and international, is central to educational excellence. The King Cares Service Program combines service learning, a curriculum-based teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful service with instruction and reflection, with co-curricular community service. It enriches the learning experience by promoting civic responsibility and strengthening our community through a reciprocal learning partnership among students, families, Faculty, staff, the surrounding community, and the world. The Program focuses on developing existing relationships between King School and the world and champions the development of each individual by offering students the opportunity to help others through service. Our commitment to service affirms the belief that all students can learn and become responsible, productive citizens, locally and globally.
King Parent Regina Gordon, who organized and participated in the Midnight Run, shares her thoughts on this memorable and meaningful evening.
King Community participated in the 22 Push-up Challenge, amounting to 59,253 push-ups in total!
The Boys Varsity Soccer team and volunteers welcomed more than 100 runners to the King Campus on Sunday, October 30, to kick off the 4th Annual King Cares 5K.
On Sunday, October 16, the King Cares Service Program hosted the first Great Pumpkin Challenge in the LS Gymnasium. Over 200 people came out to decorate pumpkins and help raise money for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
On Sunday, October 2, over 40 community members - including students, faculty, and parents - joined together at Camp Simmons in Greenwich to participate in the Muddy Up 5K hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich.
Outside of the classroom Lower School children enjoy opportunities to participate in service opportunities like:
PROTECT YOUR ENVIRONMENT (PYE) Work and learn in the natural space around King as well as in the Stamford community. Tend to the King garden, learn about local plants and animals, and take field trips to sites that teach about environmental needs, such as Soundwaters, Animal Embassy, and the Nature Center.
NEW COVENANT SOUP KITCHEN: Students work with the Service Learning faculty and staff to bake cookies in the LS kitchen. They then assist in serving dinner as well as the desserts they created at the New Covenant Soup Kitchen in downtown Stamford.
SUNRISE OF STAMFORD, ASSISTED LIVING AND THE VILLA, SKILLED NURSING HOME: Students discover the benefits of getting to know elders in our community. Make new friends and partake in a variety of meaningful activities at Smith House and Sunrise.
WESTOVER PRESCHOOL Students play, read, and do art projects with children ages 3-5 years old at the Westover Preschool in Stamford. As a part of this program, students also collect new and used books to leave at the preschools to add to their classroom library.
Outside of the classroom, Middle School students have the opportunity to participate in ongoing service opportunities through our partnership with the Stamford Boys & Girls Club Yerwood Center. Students work with children ages PreK-Grade 3 on homework, arts and crafts, as well as fun games.
In high school, there are numerous student-run clubs and activities that address causes ranging from homelessness and hunger to literacy and the environment.
- HOPE (Helping Other People Excel)
- KSPCA (King's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
- My Sister's Place
- NOLA (New Orleans, LA)
- Relay For Life
- Rawanda Service Club
Please view the video below which recaps our King Cares 5K, an annual event which benefits local and international organizations.