In the Norton Fellowship Program, students take active roles in their communities through self-directed engagement projects during summer break. The five students selected as 2018 Norton Fellows gave overviews of their project goals at a kick-off meeting on June 1.
At Loomis Chaffee you will be part of a community of students, faculty, and staff inspiring positive change in the world. Serving the common good is part of the ethos of the school and dates back to our Founders' vision more than 100 years ago.
Today a full-time community service coordinator, working alongside the student-led Pelican Service Organization (PSO), plans the wide variety of service opportunities — both local and further afield — available to you. In fact nearly all Loomis students participate in community service activities during their time on the Island. These activities are woven into all aspects of life at the school so wherever your interests may lie and whatever your availablity of time you are bound to find an opportunity to help others. And if you can't find that opportunity, we will help you create it.
The girls JV lacrosse team and coaches volunteered to run with local school-aged children in the Girls In Stride organization this spring, culminating in the Shad Derby 5K Run in Windsor in May 19.
On May 11, a Color Run, coordinated annually by the Pelican Service Organization, was co-sponsored this year by the equestrian team, and supported High Hopes of Old Lyme, Connecticut.
On May 6, junior Ashley Chung organized a group of Art Club students to help with a Memory Walk for bereaved children and families supported by Mary's Place in Windsor.
Loomis Chaffee students took part in several community service projects and events on and off campus during the second week of April.