Giving back to our school and community is an integral part of the JHCS mission. Service provides an opportunity for students to bring their academic, interpersonal, and character development to bear on their larger communities—a testing ground for the meaningful contributions they make upon graduation in Jackson and around the globe. During their time at Jackson Hole Community School, students learn the value of service work and reflect on how they can use their skills and passions to improve their communities. Our students and faculty take pride in contributing to our community in myriad ways: recent service work has involved building projects for nonprofit organizations in town, gardening and painting, relationship-building with our seniors at the Senior Center of Jackson Hole, and work in Grand Teton National Park.
Community Service Requirements:
All students: Annual September school-wide 1/2 day of community service
Freshmen and Sophomores: Annual spring 1/2 day of community service
Juniors and Seniors: 30 hours of independent community service
The Library Teen Advisory Board is a great opportunity for students ages 13-18 to serve the Teton County Library and have their voices heard: join by attending a meeting, held every third Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm. As a board member, you will help design library spaces teens need, plan programming for people your age, make book recommendations to improve the Young Adult collection, and be an advocate for youth services and needs at the Library and in the community. The next meetings are Dec 19, Jan 16, and Feb 20.
If you have questions, contact Halie McGough Williamson, TCLIB Teen Programs Coordinator (and a JHCS alumnus!) at [email protected].
TCLIB offers a range of volunteer opportunities for high-school students. You can see those, as well as a range of events, on their calendar.