Community Service at Perry Street Prep ties into our core values of Respect, Responsibility and Perseverance. Our students are expected to show respect for their neighbors and the surrounding community; exercise responsibility by doing their share for others who are in need; and persevering to complete their annual community service requirements.
In order to graduate from Perry Street Prep, all students must complete at least 200 hours of service and meet the established benchmarks each year. Our Community Service program includes hands-on service. Students may get involved in service in a number of different ways -- through class project, larger one-day service projects that are hosted by Perry Street Prep a couple of times a semester; or by volunteering for organizations on their own time.
Past class projects have included tutoring at local elementary schools, regular nursing home visits, organizing school-wide drives and service-oriented events, and individual placements within our school helping various administrative offices and teachers.
There are hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Washington, DC. If students do not know what they are interested in doing or do not know where to find such opportunities, they are welcome to speak with a teacher or member of the College Placement office who will gladly offer suggestions, contacts and even specific locations of organizations in need.