Community service at Harbor is a time-honored tradition, based on our core value or responsibility. Since 1958, students at Harbor Country Day have been learning to think beyond their own needs, whether about those in our own community who need a helping hand or those farther afield.
Community service reflects these values that we find important:
- Respect for all members of our local and larger community - in the classroom, on campus, in our nation and our world;
- Appreciation of diverse ideas, backgrounds and cultures;
- Sportsmanship, cooperation, teamwork and fair play;
- Appreciation for reaching out to those in our community and beyond who may need assistance.
Opportunities to get involved are plentiful:
- Warm Hands Warm Hearts, a collection of winter gloves for homeless;
- Toys for Tots, the seasonal toy collection run by the U.S. Marine Corps;
- Beach cleanups in Nissequogue and Stony Brook;
- Walk for Beauty, a walkathon to support breast cancer research at Stony Brook University;
- Singing at senior citizen homes.
In School, community service opportunities include:
- Daily Cleaning in Dining Room;
- Fourth Grade Bus Buddies;
- National Junior Honor Society;