Service is one of the pillars of Madeira’s founding, and the sophomore Co-Curriculum is grounded in it. In a girl’s first off campus internship experience, she will explore her connection to her local community and the concepts of social responsibility and civic engagement.
Service takes students outside their comfort zones and into unfamiliar environments – challenging environments. These encounters will broaden your understanding of local and global problems that it will take a new generation of leaders to solve. These experiences will inspire you to participate actively by coming up with solutions and then putting them into action. These experiences also develop character. Empathy, self-confidence, and responsibility all become honed while serving others.
In groups of 5 to 14, girls volunteer at area schools, various non-profits, and local governmental agencies. These sites represent under-served populations, children at risk, youth with disabilities, food shelters, and environmental causes.
Service sites have included:
Co-Curriculum placements sites are a hybrid of long-standing relationships with offices/organizations as well as the new additions that are either student driven or program driven. In an effort to keep the slate of sophomore options fresh and dynamic, we have added two new sites for school year 2016-2017.