When students encounter a range of perspectives, their understanding of the world becomes richer.
Starting as early as kindergarten, we integrate community service into a Seven Hills education. We want to instill in students the value of empathy and their ability and responsibility to help others.
Service opportunities vary as much as our students—they volunteer at local hospitals, participate in micro lending programs that benefit people around the world, raise funds to benefit the Cooperative for Education, and work to clean up the community.
Lower School Service Opportunities
By the time students are fifth-graders, they’ve participated in dozens of community service initiatives and they have begun to develop as thoughtful leaders. They become concerned citizens, authoring impromptu acts of goodwill. By weaving service into the very fabric of the Seven Hills experience, our students begin to understand their role as future leaders in the greater world.
Our Lower School students participate in a variety of service projects such as:
- Pre-kindergarteners make fleece blankets for the Linus Project so that somewhere in Cincinnati an underserved child is warm and comforted.
- Our kindergarten through fifth-grade students share responsibilities to coordinate a program for The Open Door Ministries. Kindergarteners decorate lunch bags while the older students make and deliver sandwiches to those served by the drop-in center.
- Kindergarteners sell pots of gold-wrapped candy to benefit Heifer International, an organization that links communities and creates sustainable agriculture in areas with a history of poverty.
- Fourth-graders are Book Buddies with local elementary school children in pre-kindergaten, kindergarten, and first grade.
- Fifth-graders organize a fall UNICEF collection, distributing collection boxes to all students to use while they “Trick or Treat.”