Community Service at Lawrence Academy
Our commitment to the community service program is reflected in our mission where we call on each other to take action for the common good and to cultivate a personal stake in lifelong learning.
Students must complete six (6) hours of community service for each year of attendance at Lawrence Academy in order to graduate. Hours should be completed during the academic year between Sept. 1 through early June. Except for seniors who must complete and submit verified hours by February 22, 2019. Community service opportunities will be offered on the weekends throughout the school year. Service opportunities sponsored by LA can be found by clicking here. All sign-ups are online. Students may also arrange their own service opportunities in or near their home communities as long as they do the work during the school year and they volunteer for a non-profit organization or assist a senior citizen or someone with disabilities. (Volunteer coaching is acceptable for town organized youth sports only.)
Click here for Instructions on verifying community service hours
Please Note: We do not accept letters signed by family members.
Attn. Seniors: Seniors need to submit all verified community service hours, including previous incomplete years, by February 22, 2019, the last day of winter term classes. We strongly recommend that students submit them as they are completed, long before that deadline. If a student begin the school year owing more than 10 hours, you will be required to submit a plan for completion by mid-September.
Community Service Opportunities: Play baseball with kids with disabilities, help build a house for a deserving family, organize donations for children and teens in need, visit with senior citizens and adults and children with disabilities, serve a meal at a soup kitchen, and more. Check out the full list of CS options through our online community life sign-ups. All CS projects have the possible service hours to be earned in parenthesis after the title. (The start and end times include travel time, if the project is away from campus. Travel time is not counted towards required service hours.)
Spartan Community Collections: The Community Service Advisory Board is a group of students who are in charge of various collections and projects throughout the year. Last school year they collected nearly 1300 items including books, prom gowns, canned foods, toys, Halloween costumes, socks, toiletries and pet supplies. Each month they will advertise a different collection which will help 1-2 area organizations.
Any questions? Please direct them to Kimberly Poulin.