On October 15, 2011, in honor of the School birthday, Groton started a new tradition: the Day of Service. Graduates, parents, and students gathered in six cities—Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Stamford, CT—to perform community service.
They farmed, bundled baby clothing, gardened, collected books, and distributed food, all part of a mass effort to put Cui Servire Est Regnare into action. This year, the day will expand into a month, allowing more Grotonians to participate in more service projects.
Groton’s 30 Days of Service will begin October 15, 2012—please mark your calendars and start to think about the meaningful causes in your area that might present opportunities for service projects. One highlight of the 30 Days of Service will be the Groton Community Dinner, held by the Town of Groton on October 26, 2012. Groton School students typically volunteer at the town dinner, but this year parents and alumni will be able to work there as well, alongside our students.
Please contact Julia Alling with project ideas or to volunteer. We hope to include projects in the same cities we did last year—but to add projects in new cities or towns, perhaps yours.