Elementary & Middle School Students Learn the Value of Community Service

Kim Loughlin, Bement School admission director, shares the importance that Bement places on the teaching of gratitude and service. Bement’s a co-ed, junior boarding school located in Deerfield, MA.

Bement teaches students that giving back requires doing through the dedication of one’s time and effort. It is a perspective that emphasizes the practice of service. Gratitude and service may begin with a donation, but they only come to fruition when one dedicates time and labor to a cause beyond oneself.

For four years, Bement ninth grade students have traveled to the Dominican Republic to live in a boys orphanage for 7-10 days- as Loughlin explains, giving of themselves in age appropriate ways: playing, learning to write their names, reading books.

The trip creates a transformational experience so lasting and powerful that Bement alumni return to participate.

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Brian Fisher

A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.

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