Giving back has always been a core principle of the LOGOS community. In recent years, LOGOS School student council has organized and hosted a school-wide canned food drive with Operation Food Search, which takes place late-November through mid-December. Students compete in groups to see who can bring in the most canned food goods. Calculating the results takes place before students leave for the winter break, and the group that donates the most food wins a pizza party in the new year. Winning the competition is fun, but most importantly, students know they are all working together to help local families have a happier holiday season.
LOGOS partners with Operation Food Search, a local non-profit dedicated to healing hunger and strengthening our community, to make this food drive happen. We’ve worked with them for over 6 years, and this year we collected 395 food items. “Every year, students and their families donate canned food items to those that don’t have enough to eat," said a senior student council member. “It has become a LOGOS tradition that we look forward to every year."
This is just one of the many community service activities students do throughout the year. Community service is a key component of the LOGOS program because it encourages students to give back to the community throughout the year, and they are able to learn valuable workplace skills, gain experience in an occupational setting and challenge themselves to learn about their own capabilities. Every student is required to complete 120 hours to graduate.
Other LOGOS traditions include the Holiday Bazaar, spirit week, a blood drive and an anti-bullying campaign, which actually inspired a mentoring program where older students are able to help guide the younger generation. All of this comes together to help foster a vibrate and positive school culture focused on compassion and acceptance.