Community Involvement

Community involvement and service is an integral part of a student’s life at Léman Manhattan.

Through personal interactions and projects, students develop an understanding and sense of responsibility about their school community, the surrounding neighborhood and the entire world. Beginning in Kindergarten, students engage in daily responsibilities such as bringing Lower School attendance to the office.  

Throughout the year, Léman Manhattan students embrace a philosophy of giving to organizations such as New York Says Thank You, where our students helped rebuild communities struck by natural disaster. 

Community Involvement on All Grade Levels

Middle school and high school students individually select to volunteer for organizations that have significance to our community and the world. Some of these charities include God's Love We Deliver, mycharity: water and City Harvest. 

In the Lower School, items are collected, sorted and distributed by students. In the Middle School and High School, monetary donations help to support various causes. Following Haiti’s earthquake, Léman Manhattan quickly implemented a three-day Dress Down that raised close to $4,000 for three charities selected by the students.

Holiday celebrations are carefully planned to include school-wide partnerships and community service events. During Thanksgiving, Léman Manhattan works with a local high school, Millennium, to create a Wall of Giving.

The Middle School students visit each Lower School classroom and run a morning meeting asking younger students, “What are you thankful for?” Lower School and Middle School students work together to decorate bags used to transport Thanksgiving Day meals to people who are homebound. Each Earth Day, Middle School students conduct lessons on the importance of recycling, and together all students create posters and decorate bags that are used in local cafés.

Service Projects with Local Partners

Additionally, Léman Manhattan proudly partners with the downtown community on a number of service projects. One organization Léman Manhattan works with is the Trinity Partnership. The Middle School and High School have participated in a number of Trinity-sponsored projects such as a walk for migrant workers, National Volunteer Week and a downtown urban planning project. Students have volunteered to work with local nursing homes, including St. Margaret's House, where our Middle School students donated and planted a garden.

 

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