More than 300 students, faculty, and staff from The Oakridge School devoted their Friday, Oct. 25 to local community organizations in need of help.
The students and educators worked side by side for the Upper School’s annual community service day, doing everything from organizing canned goods and clothing, to painting offices, and any other tasks the organizations needed.
“Service in the community is something that we have always been passionate about,” said Head of Upper School Jim Andersen. “In fact, the concept of service is woven into our school mission. Our young men and women are inspired to seek their full potential in academics, the arts, and athletics, but they also are inspired to become servant leaders. I am always so proud of the commitment of our students. One organization told us that we were the best student volunteers they had ever hosted.”
In all, Oakridge served seven Dallas-Fort Worth area organizations, including the Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Union Gospel Mission, Mansfield Mission, Meals on Wheels, 6 Stones, and Mission Arlington.