This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a group of Asheville School students is seeking to engage and inspire the Asheville community with the Reverend Dr. King's enduring works. On Monday, January 21, Asheville School and BeLoved Asheville will host a recitation competition open to all area students in grades 6 – 12.
An important part of an Asheville School education is learning the value of community and service to others. During their time here, students engage in a variety of service, first in projects on campus and later in the greater Asheville community. Along the way, they work with classmates, faculty members and community members, both young and old, and gain valuable insight into themselves and others.
Through the school's commitment to service, students learn that volunteerism contributes to their becoming responsible and compassionate citizens.
Over the course of three Service Saturdays in September, 145 Asheville School students volunteered over 630 hours on and off campus, serving Asheville School and seven local community groups.
Service learning is an important part of an Asheville School education. August 18 marked opening day, and almost immediately students have had the chance to take part in service opportunities across the Asheville area.