Day 4, Thurs, Feb 25: Know thyself in order to serve

“Know thyself in order to serve” is the Ross School’s motto; it important to prepare our students for meaningful lives, service and leadership in the global community. Service learning and giving back to the community are two big reasons why I believe Field Academy is such a wonderful opportunity for our students.

Our first team of students is helping out by working with Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk Student Build to help build a home for a deserving family in need. We have such a need on Long Island for decent affordable housing so that our young and older families can live and work here. Habitat for Humanity is making a difference one house at a time. We have the opportunity to work with Habitat for six days of our Field Academy course and really make a difference!

Habitat for Humanity Service Build in Bellport, NY

Habitat for Humanity Service Build in Bellport, NY

A second team of students is working to help out the Ross community in our own Spiral Garden with Ross School alum Sylvia Channing ’10. Sylvia was instrumental in getting the Spiral Garden off the ground when she was still a student here at Ross and is still key to its success. She has designed an exciting project for her team of students integrating the history of the spiral in with the garden in a way that has not been done before; it’s going to be very exciting to see it develop!

~ Linda H.

Slideshow below: select first picture!

Days 4 - 5: Habitat for Humanity_First Days