Brookstone School strives to instill the values of Servant Leadership in every student by living out the attitude, “Serving Others, while Developing as Leaders”. The academic curriculum allows for integrated character education and service opportunities in the classroom, while students are involved in service and leadership development through activities with clubs, organizations, athletics, and community service projects. Through partnerships including our sister school, Ricks Institute of Liberia, West Africa, and local partner, Fox Elementary School, students have the opportunity to develop relationships and serve locally and globally.
WHY do we have Servant Leadership at Brookstone?
- We focus on Servant Leadership at Brookstone because we desire to help others, make a positive difference and we want our students to develop and grow.
We understand that education involves more than equipping students academically and we want to prepare our students to be engaged and active citizens through service and leadership opportunities.
- We focus on Servant Leadership at Brookstone because want our students to understand more about our community.
We want to teach students about our local and global community and allow our students to be a part of something greater than themselves.
- We focus on Servant Leadership at Brookstone because serving others helps both those who are served and those who serve.
Research supports that being involved with service increases beliefs that one can make a difference, improves the ability to express ideas, and increases empathy and awareness of community issues.
WHAT is Servant Leadership at Brookstone?
Servant Leadership is part of the culture and fabric of Brookstone and service is a core value of Brookstone School. It is just as visible on the sidewalks and playgrounds when students are helping peers, as it is when students are packing meals for those who are hungry or repairing a house for someone without home. Focusing on others is the heart of Servant Leadership.
Here are a few highlights of Servant Leadership in the Brookstone Upper School
- Annual Upper School Day of Service- All students spend the morning serving our community through a variety of projects both on and off campus. Last year we had a total of 19 projects.
- Service is not limited to one Day of Service, but instead there are on-going opportunities available to all students. Including, after school opportunities at local organizations; weekend opportunities and special projects through clubs and grades.
- Service Fair introduces students to some of the organizations in our area and helps to foster relationships with our students and these organizations.
- Partnerships with Ricks Institute and Fox Elementary allow students to connect with others and build relationships through opportunities such as special projects, hosting exchange students and being a member of a cultural trip.
- Applied Leadership-a one semester course for juniors and seniors- that focuses on self awareness, introducing students to leadership topics, meeting with leaders in our community and learning about how to make a positive impact.
- Thanks-for-Giving Week- held annually in November; food and clothing drive as well as additional service opportunities
- Fall and Spring Family Days of Service
- Brookstone Builds Service emails are sent monthly and help keep families informed of service opportunities