Giving back to the community
Community service is an integral part of the Linden Hall School curriculum and fosters character development. One of the School's core values is civic and global responsibility. Whether it’s face painting at a local community event or a mission trip to Ecuador, Linden Hall girls are involved.
While there is a minimum requirement for both middle and upper school, we encourage students to go above and beyond what the expectations. The School partners with a number of organizations – both small and large – to provide diversified opportunities for community involvement. In collaboration with our partners, we strive to create meaningful opportunities in support of our local and global communities. The aim of the program is to provide the most comprehensive and flexible avenues so that students may achieve their community service goals.
These are just a few of the ways Linden Hall supports community service:
- United Way Day of Caring
- Local volunteering with the Lititz Rotary and Lions Clubs
- Volunteering in local nursing homes
- Outdoor projects – landscaping, tree planting, neighborhood cleanup
- Serving food at a local food bank
- Volunteer work at the Water Street Rescue Mission in downtown Lancaster
Making the World a Better Place, One Act of Service at a Time
By Tyler Mandrell, Class of 2018
Community service – these words imply people helping others or the environment selflessly. At Linden Hall, community service plays a big role in the lives of students. Every year, each upper school student completes 15 hours of community service, while each middle school student completes 10 hours. Linden Hall encourages students to work outside of our school community in small-town Lititz, urban Lancaster, and other places around the world.
At retirement homes, students volunteer to paint nails, run festivals, play board games, and entertain residents with musical performances. Community service opportunities are also offered through trips over the Fall and Spring breaks. In the fall of 2016, several students and faculty members headed down to New Orleans, Louisiana, to help rebuild homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina ten years earlier.
There are many opportunities for students to reach out to the community and the rest of the world and every student at Linden Hall is proud of her community service efforts.