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.
It was a weekend to celebrate the deep history of King School; our competitive athletics; a spirited community; and giving back. The weather cooperated (mostly) for Homecoming Weekend 2019 as families, staffulty, neighbors, friends, and alums - dating back to the Class of 1969 - gathered on campus for a fun-filled weekend.
US students Samantha Berman '21 and Sarah DiModica '21 are taking a stand on climate change. On Friday, Sept. 27 they organized a Climate Week strike during the US Advisory period.
Saturday, April 13 was the fourth annual King Cares Family Service Day. Over 250 students, parents, family members, friends, and staffulty came together to support 10 of King's partner organizations, and the day concluded with the US student Midnight Run. 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 US Gymnasium was transformed into a processing plant on Wednesday, March 6, as Diana Degnan '20 lead the charge to pack over 100,000 meals for the Feed My Starving Children organization and feed nearly 300 children for a year. At the end of the day, Middle and Upper School students and Staffulty helped exceed the goal and packed 101,304 meals (469 boxes) in total. This ambitious undertaking was part of Diana's Capstone Project for Global Studies and the effects of her work will be felt thousands of miles away.
Earlier this month, a group of 25 students and five staffulty spent the long holiday weekend in the Treme in New Orleans during a King Cares service trip. The Treme is (according to New Orleans official guide) not only America's oldest black neighborhood, but was also the site of significant economic, cultural, political, social, and legal events that have shaped the course of events in Black America for the past two centuries. This year, in partnership with King Cares, members of the King jazz band took part in the trip to perform music and participate in service opportunities.
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.