Upper School Community Service Guidelines
The goals of the Community Service program at SPSG are to engage students in partnerships and experiences in the Baltimore community, foster and deepen their understanding of the needs and opportunities in serving the wider world, and develop a lifelong dedication to service and social justice. To that end, SPSG’s graduation requirement is that each student much complete 60 hours of community service during her upper school years. Of the 60 required hours, 40 hours must be considered direct service with one organization (working directly with those in acute need) and 20 hours can be indirect (serving an organization, such as office work, volunteering at/or running in a race that benefits those in need, etc.).
A list of pre-approved sites is available on the Learning Management System (LMS). If a students wishes to serve at an organization not included on the current list, that must be approved ahead of time by the Stewardship Council.