Helping Others, Helping Ourselves - Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy
The Country School’s Helping Others, Helping Ourselves program is a community service program that involves all grades in the school. Through our Helping Others, Helping Ourselves initiatives, we hope that children will more fully learn the importance of being a part of something bigger than themselves, that a part of individual human responsibility is to help others, and that seemingly small, every day actions matter and can make a tremendous difference. We want children to develop greater empathy, learn about the importance of long-term commitment and follow through, understand that material goods aren’t everything, and that by helping others, we also help ourselves.
Our teachers work with our students to discern meaningful projects that work toward these goals. The children take a significant role in shaping each grade level or advisory group’s efforts. Activities are hands-on and ongoing in nature. They build long term relationships with people and organizations, and promote active involvement. We expect that projects will evolve and blossom over time.
This year, our students will help MSRC choose the films for the Children's portion of an Environmental Film Festival to be held on November 16, 2012 at the Avalon Theater. Students in our classes will screen films from the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, help create marketing flyers for the children's films, and help to create excitement for this worthwhile event. The children's portion of the program will be held in the late afternoon, and the adult portion will be in the evening. Please stay tuned for more information about this fun event!
For more information on MSRC (Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy), you can go to their website, http://www.midshoreriverkeeper.org/