2019 Service Week

  • The Aspen Difference
Kristina Scala

This week, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who changed the world with his dream and his vision to serve others and ensure that their differences were given a voice. His work is not done. His vision inspires one of our values, “Make the World Better.”

His passion and commitment to equality allow us to see the potential in all people, and in all students. He was the epitome of a servant leader and urged others to make the same commitment: “He who is greatest among you shall be a servant. That's the new definition of greatness. ... By giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”

Throughout the year, we remain committed to service as part of our curricula. Servant Leadership is foundational to the experience for Aspen Academy students and becomes an opportunity for each student to be an even stronger global citizen.

We honor Dr. King’s legacy with our Service Week that started yesterday. Please have a conversation with your family this week about service. What does “Service” mean to you? What does “Servant Leadership” mean and how is it reflected in your family values? What’s an injustice you’d like to see changed and why? What are you willing to do to make change happen?

Please join us in serving the following organizations:

  • Tuesday, January 22nd: Boys & Girls Club. Thank you to those who donated used and new sports equipment and arts & craft supplies.

  • Wednesday, January 23rd: The Gathering Place. Please donate: Toiletries and Baby Supplies (all items must be new and unopened)

  • Thursday, January 24th: Green Valley Elementary. Please donate: School Supplies (Suggested items: pencils, mechanical pencils, markers, crayons, construction paper, ruled paper, erasers, rulers, scissors, glue sticks, liquid glue, Clorox wipes, paper towels, tissues, hand sanitizer)

 

Kind Regards,

Kristina Scala, Head of School