Today I had the pleasure of being one of 5 chaperones on a 5-hour service trip where approximately 40 Concord Academy students volunteered to assist senior citizens in Concord, MA in association with the Council on Aging. Chaperones and students split up into small groups around various sites in the town.
Tasks included yard work, moving furniture and weather stripping. The seniors appreciated the students’ assistance, especially since it created savings for many who are on fixed incomes and have seen real estate costs rise significantly. The students benefited from the service in that it was a way for them to learn more about their neighborhood and interact with the elderly.
Concord Academy students have created a buzz around the town through this outreach and will continue to do so with other service activities planned for the remainder of the academic year. Overall, one cannot help feel proud and happy for the students who are learning well, by doing good.