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 Cares News

    Drop and Give me 22
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    King Community participated in the 22 Push-up Challenge, amounting to 59,253 push-ups in total!

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    Breaking A Sweat for a Cause
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    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.

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    LOWER SCHOOL

    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.

    MIDDLE SCHOOL:

    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.

    UPPER SCHOOL:

    In high school, there are numerous student-run clubs and activities that address causes ranging from homelessness and hunger to literacy and the environment.

    • buildOn
    • Canstruction
    • 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
    • UNICEF

    CURRENT FAMILIES LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE ON THE PORTAL

    Please view the video below which recaps our King Cares 5K, an annual event which benefits local and international organizations.