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.
For more information about the King Cares Service Program, please contact Karen Raidt, Director of the King Cares Service Program & Student Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please view the video below which recaps our King Cares 5K, an annual event which benefits local and international organizations.
Please view the video below which recaps our King Cares Cooking Competition which benefits local organizations.
King Cares in Action
Thank you to all the students and staffulty across the school who created 350 grab-and-go snack bags decorated with messages of gratitude and Happy Valentine's Day wishes. Their outreach supported the healthcare workers vaccinating the public at Stamford Hospital and the healthcare workers at Long Ridge Post-Acute Care.
In late January, Grade 7 students enjoyed a day of service and activities at Building One Community: The Center for Immigrant Opportunity, Long Ridge Rehabilitation Center, and Trap't Escape Room. Students worked with local communities for a morning of meaningful service and collaborated as a team for afternoon activities.
To round out Homecoming weekend, student-athletes from the fall sports teams welcomed over 125 runners, volunteers, alumni, family members, and friends to the 6th Annual King Cares 5K. The event benefits two non-profit organizations, the Orphaned Starfish Foundation (OSF) and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Stamford and Greenwich.
A group of soccer players from Colombia spent the week at King enjoying activities with host families, participating in soccer practice with the Varsity Vikings, attending Homecoming, and running in the King Cares 5K.