15th Annual Upper School Day of Service
Just before Spring Break, our Upper School students took part of Brookstone’s 15th annual Day of Service. Spreading out around the Columbus area, our students partnered with 14 different local agencies to help them with everything from painting to landscaping to playing with kids!
Before the work began, we gathered our students together to hear from a special guest. Brookstone parent Colonel Jim Hathaway, soon to return Ft. Benning to command the 198th Infantry Brigade, visited with our students and spoke about Servant Leadership and how we can offer hope to others through a life of service.
So serve they did! Working with the several local agencies, students helped pack meals, move heavy rocks, landscape yards, restock library shelves, play games with kiddos, and seniors spent time with their adopted Lower School Classrooms for a morning of fun!
We would like to thank all of our local partners for allowing us to serve them in a variety of ways and for making our students feel so welcomed: Feeding the Valley, Boys and Girls Club, Easter Seals, Habitat for Humanity, Fox Elementary School, Girls, Inc., Columbus Botanical Garden, Valley Rescue Mission, Wynnton Neighborhood Network, Open Door, Oxbow Meadows, and Rise Against Hunger. After a two year COVID break, we were thrilled to see this Upper School Day of Service full back in action.