“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”
– Albert Schweitzer
At Altair, we believe service is key to a fulfilling life. We want our children to know they can create a positive change in the world at any age. Projects are thoughtfully selected to be meaningful and age-appropriate for our students.
Many service projects will arise from the students’ own interests and concerns. These child-generated projects present the perfect opportunity to teach children about their power to create a better world. Service project typically follow a full problem-solving cycle. As children become aware of an issue, they begin fact-finding and explore the problem’s origination and implications. Together, we brainstorm ways to solve the problem and select one or more ideas to try. Then, the class designs and implements solutions with the guidance and encouragement of our staff and parents.
Each class can sponsor a child living in poverty in another country. The students will select the country and the child. Students can exchange letters and learn about the sponsored child’s life and daily activities.
Service to the Elderly
We will be partnering with a local church to bring joy and comfort to elderly community members.
Holiday Toy Drive for Foster Children
For children in foster care, the holidays can be an especially lonely time. We’ll help bring joy at holiday time by participating in the annual toy drive in partnership with 4Scotty and DHS. In addition to gift giving, there are other service opportunities such as writing cards and sorting and wrapping gifts.
Heifer International Read for Feed