Taking Action in our Tampa Bay Community
The Upper School celebrated service this week during their announcements.
At CDS, we encourage our students to give back to the community. As an IB school, we embrace the mission statement of the IBO, which strives to develop “caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”
At CDS, upper school students are encouraged to participate in community and service with a requirement to complete 100 hours by graduation. It is recommended students complete at least 25 hours each year.
Children’s Cancer Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Stockard opened the program and shared two upcoming activities looking for student volunteers. CCC will host their 7th Annual Gelatin Plunge on June 15th. At this event, hundreds of people plummet down a slide into a pool filled with 2,000 gallons of orange gelatin. On September 7th, more than 1,500 people will come out for the Fall Stampede. She presented a special award to CDS for their on-going support from students and gave a special gift to senior Will G. (’19) for all of his service over his upper school years.
Upper school students shared information about other volunteer opportunities throughout our community, including ways to help within our own school community. Thank you to our student presenters:
- Caroline S. (’20) - CDS ECC Summer Camp
- Christopher S. (’20) - Youth Sports: CDS, Freddie Solomon and Anthony Becht Football Camps
- Emily F. (’20) - Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful - Great American Cleanup
- Anjali B. (’20) - Advent Health (Florida Hospital)
- Students also learned about opportunities to volunteer at Metropolitan Ministries and YMCA
We applaud our students and their enthusiasm to take action and make a difference within our community.