Service at St. Mark's
St. Mark’s provides students with a wide range of service opportunities, both locally and globally, to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Current community service programs include a variety of local tutoring and mentoring opportunities, service work during St. Mark’s Saturdays and Lion Term, and the St. Mark’s Global Citizenship Program that includes volunteer opportunities at Brantwood Camp and partnership with Dominican Republic elementary schools through Outreach 360. Through this service, students build intercultural knowledge and competence, gain an appreciation of personal and cultural differences, and develop leadership skills through collaboration and teamwork.
The St. Mark's Haiti Partnership Committee has been very busy this November.
Thanks to COVID, there have been no outside games on the 2020 calendar for St. Mark's football. Still, the team has not been inactive. Heading into Thanksgiving break, the St. Mark's football players have been collaborating with the Worcester Boys and Girls Club to sponsor a Coat Drive.
On Tuesday, October 27, St. Mark's alumna Jess Danforth '02 was the speaker for morning chapel. She shared with the school community the story of her best friend, fellow St. Marker Caitlin O'Hara '01 (pictured at left), who died at the age of 33 of complications from cystic fibrosis. Danforth then introduced the work she was doing in East Africa as a memorial to her friend: the Leo Project.
Anika Sukthankar, a IV Form day student from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, was the recipient of a "Community Hero Award" from Reliant Medical Group this past August.