We are all capable of engaging in our community in a meaningful way. Community engagement enables us to grow as individuals when we tap into the reality of others and empathically experience a part of someone else’s life. Clearly, we touch many lives outside the school community. We encourage our students to reflect mindfully about their place in the world and how to engage with community members in need.
Community engagement is a vital, integral part of a Branson education. We value not only lessons learned in the classroom, but also those learned through real-life experiences. Community engagement requires one's mindful awareness, openness, and willingness to learn from others in order to practice empathy. We hope, through his or her four-year community engagement experience, each student fosters a continuous, empathic awareness of the communities in which they live and strive to make a better world.
Project Description: Create a world-class trail system for our community to enjoy today and for years to come. Activities include repairing and maintaining trails, constructing new routes, and protecting sensitive natural habitat.
Meeting Location: Tennessee Valley Parking Lot
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Serving a meal in the Daily Free Meals Program is a transformative experience. Volunteers assist with everything from serving food, to bussing tables, to handing out silverware and condiments for up to 2,400 meals per day. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves, and make some beautiful human connections!