Instilling the lifelong value of service has long been a hallmark of a 背阴书院 education. 学生 in grades PK-12 engage in service projects throughout the year that reach beyond our campuses to the greater Pittsburgh region and around the world.
这是自2011年以来的传统，背阴书院荣誉博士. 马丁·路德·金.通过年度活动为他人服务的传统 SSA MLK服务日 每年一月. 整个月，学生们都在学习博士. 金的一生和遗产, engage in service learning activities in assemblies and during advisory/homeroom periods, 参加校园公益活动. SSA also offers students and families opportunities to get off campus serve others in the Pittsburgh community.
Each grade at 乡村走读学校 participates in an annual service project in addition to school-wide efforts. Projects include collecting food for Backpacks for Hunger, 收集网球鞋作循环再造之用, 跳绳和心圈, collecting books to create Literacy Kits for the United Way, a Toy Drive for the Bradley Center before the holidays, 收集帽子和连指手套 Homeless Children's Education Fund and fourth graders visiting elderly friends at Presbyterian Senior Care in Oakmont.
Every grade at the 初中 participates in an annual service project in addition to school-wide efforts. Class projects include: delivering flowers to neighbors in the community (PK); the Salvation Army's Bounce for Bundle-Up (K); the "Hearts for Haiti" fundraiser and planting spring bulbs (grade 1); a Thanksgiving food drive for a local food bank (grade 2); a pajama drive for foster children (grade 3); a supply drive for Humane Animal Rescue (grade 4); and 玩ing holiday music at a local nursing home (grade 5). School-wide projects include the annual Giving Tree and holiday toy drive, where students purchase and donate toys for needy children during the holidays.
中学 students participate annually in Global Action Day, a comprehensive day of service learning for the entire school that includes educational sessions with local nonprofits and hands-on service projects. 每年的全球行动日都有一个不同的主题, and each grade focuses on a different service effort related to that theme. 学生 meet in advisory groups to brainstorm service projects they can carry out during the rest of the school year to continue supporting their cause. 除了, the Community 服务 Committee plans and leads various service projects and drives in the community.
A wide variety of service opportunities are available to 高级学校 students:
- 服务学习 俱乐部 – 活动 include volunteering at soup kitchens and food banks; hosting blood drives; restoring/rebuilding homes; a holiday gift drive for needy children, 和更多的. 了解更多.
- 城市路径辅导 – 学生 volunteer to tutor elementary students in grades 3-5 in math and reading on select Saturday mornings at Urban Pathways Charter School in downtown Pittsburgh. 了解更多.
- 帕金奖学金 – 学生 may apply for summer fellowships to participate in service projects around the globe. 了解更多.
- 学生俱乐部 – A number of student clubs focus on service projects, 比如CARE, 恰帕斯俱乐部, 环保俱乐部, 和海地儿童. 了解更多.