Peabody’s service learning program is an integral part of the middle school curriculum that not only connects our students with nonprofits and other helpful organizations around the community, but also brings a sense of community to Peabody.
Our middle school students participate in a range of projects: They have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to bring awareness to affordable housing and beautify a local neighborhood, volunteered with the Loaves & Fishes food pantry to tackle local hunger and food insecurity, and worked with students at the Barrett Early Learning Center to provide their homes with books as well as a love of reading.
Students also have teamed with Bellair Farm to provide shares of food to local families in need, and collaborated with our own lower school students on providing animals to global families in need through the Heifer International Read to Feed program.
Peabody is also a designated drop-off location for the annual “Shoes for the Homeless” shoe drive co-sponsored by local podiatrists and the Salvation Army, and we participate in the annual “Neighbors 4 Neighbors” school food drive, which benefits the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Our hope is that students “find their passion” and leave Peabody with a sense of ownership in their school, local, and global communities to become lifelong philanthropists!