One Million Hours of Service
Advancing Our Public Purpose
2010-11 NAIS Community Service Challenge
In our increasingly interdependent world, we must prepare our students to lead the global society they will inherit in a sustainable manner. We must offer them every opportunity during their education to learn by doing, giving, and serving. This year NAIS challenges its 1,400 member schools, with more than 500,000 students, to perform at least one million hours of community service. Everyone in the school community is invited to join -- students, families, faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees.
NAIS will track the hours of community service performed by member schools. It's easy -- simply go to www.nais.org/go/service to input your school's community service hours. We will track what kind of service we are performing (i.e., working directly with people in need, organizing a charity fundraiser, participating in a charity event like a run/walk, etc.). It's a win-win situation. Not only will we help others, but also our school communities will benefit significantly from interaction with people and cultures different from ourselves. This personal growth journey inspires us to serve the greater, global community, develop high standards of ethical behavior, cultivate self-confidence, engage in positive problem solving, partner with dynamic groups, and lead for a sustainable future. Together we can make a difference; together we can BE the difference.