School Life

Community Service

Service Builds Caring and Leadership

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The Community Service program at The Benjamin School supports the School's mission by inspiring students to develop personal responsibility, concern for others and a commitment to serve society. The program also reinforces the School's character traits and core values and strives to teach children how to apply knowledge and interactive skills that address important school and community needs. Students discover new interests and abilities, learn to work cooperatively and assume leadership roles, as they experience the value of caring and helping others. The entire Benjamin community of students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff work together to make a positive difference through a variety of community service efforts.



The 2016-2017 School-wide Community Service
Partnership is with Lake Park Elementary School.

Initiatives

Included below are some of the many wonderful TBS-Lake Park Elementary partnered initiatives planned for this school year:
  • Halloween Costume Drive - Lower School students donate gently used Halloween costumes in a post-Halloween drive to be used by Lake Park’s performing arts classes as well as provide dress-up boxes for younger grade levels.
  • Fall Food Drive - November 1-16. This annual school-wide initiative involves the collection of non-perishable and canned goods, which are distributed by Lake Park Elementary to its students’ families.
  • Annual Holiday Toy Drive - November 29-December 13. New toys collected in this annual Benjamin event are donated to children served by Lake Park Elementary.
  • WOW Annual Trike-a-thon - The youngest TBS students will be invited to bring school supplies to their event to share with Lake Park students.
  • Annual Holiday Cookie Decorating - Middle School Student Council decorate and donate cookies to the children attending Lake Park Elementary.
  • Faculty Exchange - As part of both schools’ ongoing professional development, teachers at Lake Park and Benjamin are welcomed to visit each other’s classrooms. Additionally, Lake Park teachers are invited to workshops hosted by Benjamin.
  • Clothing and Shoe Drive - Much needed gently used clothing and shoes are collected for Lake Park students.
  • Box Top Collection - The Benjamin School community joins Lake Park Elementary in collecting specific food box tops, which are used to purchase PE equipment for Lake Park.
  • Book Drive - Books are collected to expand Lake Park’s library.
  • Class Partnerships - Some Lower School classes partner with same grade level classes at Lake Park.
  • Spring Food Collection - Lower School Student Council conduct a spring food collection and make up bags for Lake Park administration to distribute to students whose families need them during the weekend.
  • Sports Equipment and Games Collection - Gently used sports equipment, board games and puzzles are collected and donated to Lake Park.
  • Men of Benjamin (MOB) - TBA
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.