Social Action in 9th Grade
Each year, 9th graders explore Food Justice in Washington, DC, by engaging in direct service, learning, and advocacy at the Capital Area Food Bank, Rosemount Center, Thrive DC, and Share Our Strength.
In late winter, our Class of 2024 concluded theirfood drive for Capital Area Food Bank. Amy C. (Science) and Stacy S. (Health, Values & Ethics) reported that the student-led Social Action Committee "did a fabulous job spearheading this work." Burke also delivered more than 150 bags of food, an incredible increase over just last year!
Yesterday evening, 9th graders hosted our annual Empty Bowls event, which supports Thrive DC, a local non-profit organization that works to prevent and end homelessness. Following the event, each family received a pinch pot, crafted by their student and fired and glazed here at school. For this year's virtual gathering, families were also invited to a tomato soup cook-a-long beforehand.