At Tatnall, we strive to inspire our students to “engage the world with courage, intelligence, passion, and purpose.” Through community service projects, our students do just that and, at the same time, learn that they can make their school, their neighborhood, their community, and even their world a better place.
We believe giving back isn't reserved for just our Middle and Upper School students. In the Lower School, our Daisy Values celebrate the ideals of citizenship, compassion, and respect; service-learning reinforces these tenets in young hearts and minds. It’s a robust and meaningful aspect of character education.
Lower Schoolers have many service-learning opportunities throughout the year, but none is more beloved than Sandwich Day. Through the ongoing support of their families, students were able to assemble mini care packages for our friends at the Ministry of Caring's Emmanuel Dining Room.
The Emmanuel Dining Room alleviates Delaware’s hungry’s immediate needs with nutritious meals at no cost. The program operates at three locations across Delaware in economically depressed areas.
Each student decorated a lunch bag with hopeful messages and cheerful artwork. Then, students added a sandwich, snack, and treat in hopes that the messages of goodwill and friendship, as well as the food, would bring smiles to the faces of those served at the Emmanuel Dining Room.
Service opportunities like these enable our students to connect what they’re learning in the classroom to the real world; to develop and practice leadership, collaboration, problem-solving, and communication skills; and gain a broader and richer perspective on the world. Through community service projects, our students do just that and, at the same time, learn that they can make their school, their neighborhood, their community, and even their world a better place.