The lend a helping hand school
At Seven Hills, students understand that they have the power to ease the path of someone less fortunate, to wrap a needy child in a warm coat or fill him up with a hot meal.
Community service is an important part of the Seven Hills experience, woven into the fabric of daily life, school celebrations, and yes, even graduation requirements. Every Seven Hills upper school student commits to and completes an extensive community service project. But, central as that project is to the Seven Hills experience, many of our students graduate with far more than the required community service hours, giving freely of their time throughout Greater Cincinnati.
At all grade levels and throughout the year, Seven Hills students support local food banks, shelters, clinics, and literacy programs. Students volunteer in hospitals, in soup kitchens, and rehab centers. And once they’ve seen what community service is all about, our students often catch the spirit of volunteerism and spearhead their own initiatives: raising funds for microloans to support water sustainability in Africa or choosing to spend their spring break on a trip to Kentucky to join a Habitat for Humanity build.
A Seven Hills education equips students to engage with the world in a particular way—with a genuine concern for others and a lively eagerness to make their communities better.
In order to graduate, a student must complete a total of 30 hours of community service (please see timetable below). Those hours must involve direct contact with a disadvataged population such as the elderly, sick, homeless, poor, or handicapped. Students must get their contract approved before starting their service hours.