“Make this a better world, and let it begin with me.”

Each morning at St. Thomas’s, the words “Make this a better world and let it begin with me” are spoken in Morning Gathering. We believe this affirmation strengthens self esteem and empowers students to be change agents in our world.

Projects include different types of service learning such as:

  • Education: Students learn about the social issue being addressed.
  • Raising Awareness: Students educate their peers and community about the issue and encourage involvement. 
  • Active Engagement: Students become actively involved in making the world a better place by donating their time, energy or personal belongings to support people in need.
  • Impact: Students become educated about how their actions impact the community. 

Students partner and support the following charities and organizations:

  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Farnam Neighborhood House
  • New Haven Reads 
  • New Haven Animal Shelter 
  • Soles4Souls
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Penny Harvest for local charities in Greater New Haven
  • Neighborhood clean-up and flower planting