Students in all grade levels at Harley participate in service learning. From our youngest students who collect canned goods and nonperishable items for a local food cupboard and animal shelters, to our highest grade level students who volunteer in hospice homes, it is important for our students to serve the larger community.
Service learning is required at Harley and all students participate in service projects to introduce and educate them about the value and satisfaction of community service. Each class or homeroom completes its service commitment in a different way.
For Upper School students, a service learning designation will be made on the transcript for any student who documents and submits a minimum of 20 hours of service. Students who want more involvement may join the White Key Volunteer Club, which regularly offers opportunities to do work both in school and in the larger Rochester community. Members keep a log of their volunteer hours at church, school agencies, or other organizations. Students who have volunteered 100 hours or more of service over a given year are recognized with a White Key Award at the Honors Assembly each June.