Participation in service broadens the girls' perspectives and gives them an opportunity to give of themselves. Girls develop a deep understanding of issues and truly appreciate the impact of meaningful active support.
Projects are solution-based and hands on. Whether working with the local YWCA, building a school in Kenya, or bringing school supplies to China, girls experience first-hand the transformative power of sharing.
ECE Service Program
The ECE Centre service program teaches young girls to be thoughtful of others and to act with kindness and compassion. For example, the "Kids for Kids Holiday market" raises funds for children at Canuck Place.
Junior School Service Program
Junior school students raise awareness for service projects in Vancouver and for other children in the wider community. For example, Canuck Place, UNICEF, YWCA, and local food banks.
In grade 7, the program concludes with each girl participating one morning a month at a YWCA Centre or a senior citizens centre. For example, Crabtree Corner, the Leslie Diamond Childcare Centre, Emma's Place, YWCA rooftop garden, YWCA Main Street Thrift Shop and Crofton Manor.
Senior School Service Program
Service Learning is embedded in school life in order for the girls to develop an understanding of complex social justice issues and to provide them with the tools and skills necessary to become future leaders.
Grades 8-12: Participation in school government, building school community, outdoor and environmental initiatives, Social Responsibility Club, fundraising and local community service opportunities throughout the year and during Spring Break.
Grades 10-12: Additionally, opportunities to participate in annual International Service Learning trips arranged in partnership with Free the Children.