Social responsibility begins with the understanding that our individual and institutional actions impact our community
At St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, social responsibility includes the intersection of our service learning; diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) work, and environmental sustainability. We believe that social responsibility begins with the understanding that our individual and institutional actions impact our community. The concept of social responsibility is firmly rooted in St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes’ Episcopal identity as we strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being. At the Lower School, this work begins with the concept of empathy.
In 2017, the Lower School launched the Saints Explore Empathy initiative. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday and beyond, Lower School Saints explore empathy and reflect upon the work and legacy of Dr. King. Throughout his life, Dr. King served others with his words and through his actions. He embodied the concept of social responsibility, which acknowledges “accountability for the impact of one’s choices on the larger world.”
Lower School Saints are encouraged to think about how they can answer Dr. King’s call to service and what they can do for others. In support of this important work, we will host Jahkil Jackson, a young changemaker. In preparation for this visit, we invite our students, faculty, and families to participate in the 30 Kindness Challenge and share small acts of kindness with others and our community.