Upper School Service Learning
8:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m. daily
This program allows rising 9th and 10th grade students to earn up to 30 hours of service with organizations throughout Los Angeles. Students will meet daily at the East Campus of Brentwood School. In small groups, along with a faculty chaperone, they will volunteer each day at one of a number of non-profit organizations locally. In addition to volunteering at a different non-profit each day, students will learn about the mission and impact of each organization, as well as larger social justice issues related to each organization’s efforts. The volunteer work is very hands-on and active, with the goal being to broaden student’s emotional intelligence, understanding and exposure to service experiences in the local community.
There are 40 available spots and students must attend all sessions. Students should bring a sack lunch daily.
Coordinator: Jim Hughes, Upper School Director of Service Learning at Brentwood School
- Veterans Home of California, health care and residential services for veterans.
- OPICA, an adult day services center serving seniors with memory loss.
- Bessie Pregerson Child Development Center, a day care and preschool facility for low-income children.
- Project Angel Food, a program that prepares meals for seriously ill, homebound people.
- Bread and Roses Café & St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, a service of the St. Joseph’s Center which provides free restaurant quality meals & groceries to those in need.
- MEND (Meeting Each Need with Dignity), an award-winning, comprehensive social service organization for the impoverished that provides a myriad of resources and services.