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Service at Lower School

Even our youngest students make a big impact.

When you’re small, you need a lot of help—reaching the drinking fountain, riding a bike, getting a snack—but what if kids as young as three and four years old learned that they can be helpers, too?

At CHCA, we think you’re never too young to start thinking about other people and how you can make a difference in our world. So we make it possible for students at each grade level to participate in a variety of activities that help them look beyond their own needs and see the needs of others. Outreach happens in a variety of ways:

  • in class (each classroom completes two to four service projects together each year)
  • after school (Grades 4-8 students have club activities centered on service, frequently athletic teams and theater casts integrate service into group activities)
  • with the family (various service opportunities occur throughout the year at CHCA, such as building sets for theatrical shows and volunteering at CHCA hosted events)
  • remotely (guided by Upper School SOS Kid leaders, students wrote letters to nursing homes and encouraged service and healthcare workers during the pandemic)

They engage their heads, hearts, and hands as they visit the elderly at local retirement homes, package foods and supplies for the hungry and homeless around the world, and make Valentine's Day care packages for soldiers.

Lower School student serving food