Blake Legacy Day 2013: All-community; All service

One Friday each fall, the entire Blake community comes together for Legacy Day – a day of community building centered on service. Legacy Day is a special time when students, faculty, staff and alumni gather with the common purpose of strengthening commitments to lifelong learning, community service and world citizenship. Each year the service work evolves, and the Legacy groups (who stay together their entire time at Blake) work on various projects such as making fleece blankets for the homeless, packaging food for the hungry, or sorting and organizing supplies for those who live in poverty. The day involves hundreds of parent volunteers, and visiting alumni join in as well. Reflection is a core component of the day and each group has a “reflection notebook” where they capture thoughts and lessons-learned. All told, more than 2,000 people gather on Blake’s Hopkins campus to celebrate, connect and give back.

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