High School Community Service
Like most schools, LOGOS requires students to complete community service hours prior to graduation. Community service is a key component to our program because it encourages students to have a positive impact on their community, learn to take responsibility, experience real-world working environments, acquire customer service skills and develope a strong work ethic. All of this helps prepare the student for life after LOGOS.
Starting junior year, students are encouraged to find a organization where they can earn community service hours that is of interest to them. We recommend that students select an opportunity that offers them the abilty to practice the social skills they are working on while at LOGOS. Therapists are available to help students think through possible opportunities that might be a good fit. Each student is responsible for arranging their interview, completing any necessary training the location requires and obtaining verification of hours completed.
Students have reported that doing their community service hours have helped them challenge themselves and learn about their own capabilities and interests.
Middle School Community Service
LOGOS' middle school classes began working with Kiva 8 years ago. Kiva is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco that was founded in 2005. Their goal is to help the 1.5 billion people who are unbanked and can’t access the financial services they need. Their mission is to expand financial access to help undeserved communities thrive, and Kiva does this by crowdfunding loans. Through Kiva’s global work, students can pay tuition, women can start businesses, farmers are able to invest in equipment and families can afford needed emergency care.
LOGOS is in the 98th percentile of lenders working with Kiva. Students raise money for the loans through community service activities such as making bracelets and key chains for donations and they organize competitions among 7th hour classes. Loans are made in $25 increments and the middle school students decide who receives the loans. Projects our students like to fund are usually ecological and education focused.
LOGOS Students Give Back
LOGOS students have volunteered their time at many local organzations including:
- Family Forward
- Grandview Nursing Home
- Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry
- KEEN St. Louis
- KidSmart On The Go!
- Kombach Food Pantry
- MERS Goodwill
- Moolah Shriners
- Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital
- St. Louis City Recycles
- St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center
- St. Louis Crisis Nursery