Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives Matt Ritter discussed issues of politics, citizenship, and community engagement with members of the Loomis Chaffee community on Monday, February 8.
Norton Family Center for the Common Good
Exploring and practicing “the best self and the common good.”
The Norton Family Center for the Common Good encourages in students an expanded understanding of their roles as citizens in a diverse democracy and fosters an active, engaged approach to citizenship in our global society. Providing programs, resources and support in classroom and extra-curricular experiences, the Center inspires students to identify, create, and sustain ideas and actions on behalf of the common good in local-to-global contexts. The Center’s curricular and community activities support the school’s mission which exhorts Loomis students to serve “the best self and the common good.”
Throughout the year, 9th grade students participate in the Seminars in the Best Self and 10th grade students participate in the Seminars in the Common Good. School-wide Dialogues in the Common Good center on themes drawn from school, local, national, or world issues, personal narratives or position statements which illuminate the theme of “the common good.”
The Norton Center also actively supports and collaborates with Community Service, the Community Work Program, and the Alvord Center for Global & Environmental Studies.
Senior Eamon Moylan created a series of soccer training videos focusing on at-home skills development for kids as part of his Norton Fellowship, a community engagement program administered by Norton Family Center for the Common Good.
Loomis Chaffee students and faculty gathered virtually for a series of activities honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during the week of January 18–21.