Service Learning is a vital part of the PDS community. As we develop boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, service learning helps our boys gain insight into challenges faced by others and the satisfaction from knowing they have helped in some way.
In addition to connecting with our mission, service learning connects with the seven virtues of our Building Boys, Making Men program. As a “Servant Leader,” we teach our students to use leadership skills to serve others, and as a “Pacesetter” they learn to make a positive impact in their community.
Much of our service learning is integrated in our curriculum by engaging in creative problem-solving and relationship-building to connect to the needs of our community whether at a local, national, or global level.
In addition to connecting to our curriculum, service learning helps our boys gain empathy and an appreciation for a variety of experiences and backgrounds. They learn important communication skills, and it instills a lifelong commitment to service while giving them an opportunity to do real work and develop real skills.