|Westover students at the Penguin Plunge fundraiser at Quassy Amusement Park in February.
Westover girls learn to appreciate that they're not only a valued contributor to the well-being of Westover, but to the world.
We plant that seed with our community service graduation requirement. But, as is typical of a Westover girl, they far exceed what is expected of them. Each year Westover students give several thousand hours of service, both on and off campus.
Eight student community service leaders work with the faculty community service coordinator to develop projects and organize special events. We're proud of our reputation as helpers: Often people within the community seek us out when they need volunteers.
|The Winter Clothing Drives in December bring in lots of warm clothing to be given to the needy.
Our Dorcas Society has been an integral part of Westover since 1909. Each year, the junior class organizes fundraising events to benefit the charities of their choice. The largest event is a themed, school-wide Dorcas Fair in January. Students make crafts to sell, solicit food and silent auction donations, and run various carnival activities. Recently, the Fair raised $17,000 for charity.
Community Service partnerships include:
• Westover Dorcas Fund established by Connecticut Community Foundation
• Frugal Lunch Program
• The Connecticut Special Olympics
• Red Cross Blood Drives
• March of Dimes
• The Children's Community School
• and countless local worthy causes