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 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.

2023-2024 School-wide Community Service Initiative

Dear Members of The Benjamin School Community,
The School’s mission includes the commitment to inspire its students to develop a coherent set of values that includes a love of learning, personal responsibility, self-motivation, concern for others, and a commitment to serve society. To that end, Benjamin enters into a school-wide community service partnership each year, which is chosen by a committee through a carefully defined process. It is a pleasure to announce a collaboration with Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc. for the 2023-2024 school-wide service partnership.
Previous school-wide projects have addressed issues in the areas of hunger and homelessness in Palm Beach County, health, education, children’s cancer, hurricane recovery, foster children, veterans, and more. This year, through our partnership, Adopt-A-Family and The Benjamin School will work together to benefit homeless children and families within our community.
Adopt-a-Family’s mission is to strengthen families with children in their efforts to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by providing access to all-encompassing services. In its 40 years of service, Adopt-A-Family has served more than 58,700 families. Last year alone, they worked with 1,270 Palm Beach County families with minor children. They offer 112 supportive, affordable housing units on their own property as well as many other services including robust afterschool and summer programs for children. Of note, Adopt-A-Family has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator since 2007.
Some exciting plans are already being made, but they always expand because of the creativity and generous spirit of the Benjamin School community. Included below are some of the many wonderful TBS/Adopt-A-Family partnered initiatives being considered for this school year:
  • Provide age-appropriate educational opportunities for students by hosting presentations and programs
  • Hands-on opportunities for older students, such as tutoring students in Adopt-A-Family’s afterschool program
  • Halloween Costume Drive
  • Fall Food Drive
  • Annual Holiday Toy Drive
  • Poverty simulation and interactive group discussions for older students
  • Valentine Bags for Caseworkers
  • WOW Annual Trike-a-Thon
  • Donations of infant and children's, items, school supplies, hygiene kits, cleaning supplies 
It is our hope that all Benjamin constituents will find a special place to become involved in the 2023-24 school-wide project and take advantage of the privilege to impact our community.  How better to achieve an important part of Benjamin’s mission than to give our students the opportunity to work alongside their parents, teachers, and school alumni with an agency committed to addressing such critical needs within our community?   
Susan Poncy
Director of Student Services PK3-8
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.
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Leslie Downs/Chief Operating Officer
Ph:  561.657.0075 or 561.747.0585