Community

Community Partnerships

An enduring passion to serve others

Understanding what it means to be a member of a community is an integral part of a Quaker education. In fact, community and stewardship are two of our core Quaker values.

Beginning with our youngest learners, students at Friends are taught the importance of community service — how fulfilling it can be, and how powerful an impact they can have on the world. From classroom projects that incorporate values-based lessons to small-groups, emphasizing reflection and discussion to individually-designed service work through our many partnerships with people and organizations, these experiences are designed to foster personal growth by instilling in each student a sense of responsibility to serve others in need.

Partnerships in Service

Friends School has been committed to the Baltimore community since its beginning in 1784. We believe in deepening our relationships with organizations and communities in Baltimore, as well as reaching out to support our global community. Some of our partners include My Sisters' Place, CARES, GEDCO, Habitat for Humanity, and Soccer Without Borders. 

Graduation Community Service Requirement

All Upper School students must complete a minimum of fifty hours of community service as part of their graduation requirement. Upper School students are asked to consult the US Community Partnership Graduation Requirement button on their myFriends page for specific guidelines.  If Upper School students have questions, they should reach out to US Director of Community Partnerships, Cristina Saenz de Tejada at ctejada@friendsbalt.org.
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