On Saturday, April 21st students from Montclair Kimberley Academy will participate in Global Youth Service Day, an annual event that celebrates and mobilizes millions of youth who improve their communities through service and service learning. Established in 1988, GYSD is the largest and longest-running service event in the world, and the only day of service dedicated to children.
MKA has organized a range of activities to appeal to students of all ages, grades Pre-K – 12, both on-campus and off-site. Students can paint clay hearts for patients, caregivers and military personnel, help make disposable litter boxes for the West Orange Animal Welfare League or build a tower of tuna cans to benefit the Montclair Human Needs Pantry. Gardening at the Presby Iris Gardens and Valley Settlement House and helping 1st and 2nd graders at the SPARK charter school’s Saturday program in Newark provide will provide some more hands-on volunteer experiences for older students.
MKA provides numerous opportunities for service learning in the curriculum, starting at the Primary School and culminating with a community service requirement for juniors and seniors.
Click here for more information on GYSD and online registration.