Community Service

The response by thousands of people to 9/11 was to immediately volunteer to do whatever they could to help family members, survivors, people working on the recovery, and people living or working in Lower Manhattan, the Pentagon and near Shanksville, PA. Teachers in Milford, CT were so inspired by the outpouring of generosity after 9/11 that they have turned September 11 into a day of service and learning.

Students raise funds for a 9/11 family foundation, meet people in their community who were directly affected by 9/11 – survivors, responders, and those who enlisted in the military – and they attend a volunteer fair where local non-profits showcase their activities.  Throughout the year, students continue to give time to community organizations that support those in need of help. These programs encourage students to become engaged in their communities, and serve as character development opportunities to encourage lifetime involvement both locally and nationally.