A few details from recent logs include:
- In preparation for Earth Week and in conjunction with DoSomething.org, a senior student focused upon water conservation. She created a variety of five-minute log playlists for people to use as a time guide while showering. Another senior student instigated and facilitated discussion about pollution and climate change. His conversation and research led to the development of a presentation on the topic!
- A junior student wrote letters for soldiers via forgottensoldiers.org. Reflecting upon putting civics in action, she mentioned “I never knew this was possible, but it was really nice doing this for soldiers. Through this program, I was able to write a letter and this organization prints it for me and gives it.”
- For his local community to share books especially in these times while libraries are closed, a senior student built a “take a book, leave a book” station.
- Multiple students are currently virtually tutoring students in need and assisting younger students with e-learning. This support is helping to ease the burden on multiple families, providing parents either with a break, with content support, or with technology assistance.
- Various students are also reaching out to others via FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Zoom, etc. to engage with either children or the elderly. Carmel students of various ages are reading to young children and providing parents with what is the equivalent of a virtual babysitter/ a break. Teens are also interfacing with elderly, conversing, storytelling, and providing the gift of presence.
- In some cases students are working solo or partnering with family members to make masks for frontline workers.