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.

SERVICE & FUNDRAISING PROPOSAL FORM

For more information about the King Cares Service Program, please contact Karen Raidt, Director of King Cares Service and Student Services, at kraidt@kingschoolct.org.

Lower School

The LS King Cares Service Club is open to students in Grades 3-5. Read about the exciting service opportunities below. Contact Karen Raidt for more information.

Long Ridge Post-Acute Care

Come and help celebrate Valentine’s Day with the patients at the Long Ridge Post-Acute Care.

TIME: 2:50- 4:15

DATE: Feb. 7 (maximum of 10 students)

New Covenant Center Soup Kitchen

Students in Grades 3-5 bake cookies in the Upper School kitchen from 2:50-3:45 p.m. to serve for dessert at the New Covenant Soup Kitchen. At the center they will work in the pantry sorting items and stacking the shelves. Students return to school by 5:30 p.m. Meet Mrs. Eagleton in the LS Lobby at 2:50 p.m.

TIME: 2:50-5:50 p.m.

DATE: Tuesdays 1/15 and 2/19 (maximum of 10 students)

PROTECT YOUR ENVIRONMENT (PYE)

Students in Grades 3-5, do you want to make a difference in the future of our planet? Learn how we can protect our environment and guide others in our community to respect our world. Work and learn in the natural space around King as well as out in the Stamford community. The content of the sessions vary to include such things as working in the garden, learning about animals, cooking and creating hands-on projects.

This program is currently full.

TIME: 2:50-4:00p.m.

DATES: Wednesdays 1/16, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 (maximum of 10 students)

Franklin Common Preschool

Students in Grades 3-5 read, play, and do art projects with children ages 3-5 years old at the Franklin Commons Preschool in Stamford. We also bring books to read and leave them to add to their classroom library. The van leaves King at 2:55 p.m. and returns at 4:15 p.m. Please meet Mrs. Eagleton in the LS Lobby at 2:50 p.m.

TIME: 2:50-4:15 p.m.

DATES: Thursdays 1/24, 1/31, 2/21, 2/28 (maximum of 10 students)

Parent permission forms are required. Please click the form below to view available dates.

Middle School

Parent permission forms are required. Please complete the form below to view available dates.

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. Please reach out to the faculty advisor listed below for more information.

buildOn

The purpose of this student organization is to enhance education and empower youth in the United States to make a positive difference in their communities while helping people of developing countries increase their self-reliance through education. BuildOn achieves its mission thanks to a team of many dedicated student and adult volunteers, project coordinators, teachers, and buildOn staff who commit themselves to learning about others and themselves through cultural education, community service activities, and sponsorship events. Students are required to participate in community service activities every month. This club is open to students in all grades.

Faculty Advisor: Cathy Mishkin

Canstruction

The purpose of this student organization is to combine the spirit of a design/building competition with a unique way to help feed the hungry. Competing teams, led by architects and engineers, showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures made entirely of canned foods. At the close of the exhibitions, all of the food used in the structures is donated to local food banks for distribution to pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, elderly and day care centers. This club is open to all grades, and is a great way to combine a love of architecture, math, and design with community service.

Faculty Advisor: Cathy Mishkin

HOPE (Helping Other People Excel)

The purpose of this student organization is to participate in community service opportunities within and beyond our community. HOPE completes service projects in which members participate and encourage non-members to come in order to experience the benefits of helping others. To receive credit for participating in the club, students must attend at least three of the monthly projects during the year, and bring at least one non-member to a community service opportunity.

Faculty Advisor: Cathy Mishkin

KSPCA (King's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

The purpose of this club is to help animals who do not have forever homes and to raise awareness about the number of animals who need forever homes. We also will collect materials and money for local shelters and for animals who do not have forever homes.

Faculty Advisors: Alexis Adams, Leslie Bruzik

My Sister's Place

My Sisters’ Place is a national organization committed to ending homelessness by empowering women, families and others to achieve independence and stability in their community by providing housing and supportive services. At King we hope to raise awareness about domestic violence and make some presentations to the school about this issue. We will volunteer at events sponsored by the national organization and possibly collaborate with the New York Giants who also support this organization.

Faculty Advisor: Cathy Mishkin

NOLA (New Orleans, LA)

The purpose of the student organization is to participate in a service trip to New Orleans and to provide ongoing support to the children in the St. Anna’s Arts for Kids after-school program. In addition to planning for the trip, the club holds a book drive for St. Anna’s and also collects school supplies.

Faculty Advisor: Jenna Temple

Relay For Life

The purpose of this club is to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life event in June. We will form a Relay For Life Team that will participate in the event as well as fundraise, plan, and overall support the cause in any way we can.

Faculty Advisor: Patrick O'Neil

Rwanda Service Club

The purpose of this student organization is to provide its members with an opportunity for community service abroad by forging an alliance with one or two needy orphanages in Rwanda. Members seek to derive greater knowledge of a small country in central Africa and, at the same time, through their actions and activities, acquire the tools and skills necessary for effective service to their communities (local, national, and global) when they take their place in the adult world.

Faculty Advisor: TBD

UNICEF

The purpose of this club is to better understand children’s conditions around the world.

Faculty Advisor: Jenna Temple