A Day of Community Service

At the core of my kids’ education is community service. They enjoy volunteering their service to help others. The majority of their service focuses on our local community and internationally. I appreciate community service because it teaches my kids to care about others and to understand that giving is rewarding in many ways.

Today the community service was their school.  Josi, Aubry, their classmates, teachers, and parents worked all day with a service organization that focuses on uniting people through transforming outdoor spaces.

Despite the heat and humidity, the kids and everyone else made huge impacts on the school campus. Their hard work is evident.  More fencing was installed and a pathway was made through the prairie. Organic gardens were planted. The school Girl Scout troops laid the initial groundwork for an outdoor classroom. A bridge was built, trails mulched, trees planted, and the Peace Garden got its first bones.

We ended the day with icy pops, having run through all of the water, Propel, Gatorade, and copious amounts of snacks. Oh…and a lot of sunscreen.

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Filed under Multicultural Families, The International Mom

2 responses to “A Day of Community Service

  1. Wonderful to see the collective work! I’m sorry you missed it as well.

  2. Karen

    I’m so sorry I missed KIB day today. It sounds like the second time around was amazingly successful.

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