Service to Others

In the Upper School, the worthiness of service to others is one SEA Core Value that we think about in very practical ways. In addition to a variety of service projects that are coordinated by each grade level throughout the year, including food drives at Thanksgiving and in the Spring, Upper School advisories spend several months getting to know a variety of nonprofit organizations, which, during the 2016-2017 school year, included AJAPO Refugee Immigrant Services and The Homeless Children’s Education Fund for the purpose of forging long-term partnerships with these organizations that are characterized by service and engagement. As students become better acquainted with their organizations, they also prepare and deliver a 3-minute Fast Pitch speech designed to capture the essence of the organization’s mission and to generate interest and concern among the SEA community around the organization’s initiatives.
    • The winning team of the 2015-2016 Fast Pitch competition advocated for The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh. Upper School students collectively raised the funds that served as the winning “prize” for the competition. “Team Gregory” was able to donate that winning prize because their pitch in support of The Children’s Home was voted as the most persuasive and compelling message.

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