Edgewoodin the Community
Edgewood High School is built on a foundation of Catholic service to the community. As an integral part of our homecoming activities, the entire student body, faculty, and staff puts down the books for a full day to volunteer 3,500 hours serving the community. This service day jump-starts students’ excitement for our mission to serve and gives them an early opportunity to connect with work and organizations they may serve in the future.
After a prayer service, students board two dozen buses, which take them to randomly assigned locations. Students work in groups that include members of all four grades, a faculty/staff leader, and sometimes a parent volunteer. Please take a moment to view pictures from our 2016 Edgewood in the Community service day.
Who We Serve
Throughout the metro area, students serve meals, harvest pantry vegetables, tutor children, clean community centers, spend time with seniors, and more. Edgewood in the Community is just the beginning of EHS service; every school year, students volunteer about 15,000 hours to meet others’ needs. Each EHS student graduates with at least 100 hours of service; most give well over 200 hours.
2016 Event Information
The seventeenth annual Edgewood High School in the Community will be during the school day on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
Requirements for the day:
- Bring a lunch!
- Wear long pants, socks, and sturdy shoes (no open-toed shoes).
- Wear Edgewood in the Community t-shirt over existing shirt/jacket, which we will distribute in homerooms on Wednesday.
Suggestions for your son or daughter’s comfort for the day:
- Eat breakfast before arriving at EHS in the morning.
- Dress in layers: Bring a sweatshirt in case weather turns cool – a t-shirt will be provided.
- Bring your own water bottles. A bottle of water will be provided.
- Bring a windbreaker or rain jacket (in case of light rain).