This year, on September 20, students spent Community Day in a variety of ways: Freshmen and sophomores participated in class bonding activities facilitated by Hale Education, while seniors used the time to focus on their college applications and other demands of their final year at Middlesex.
For the juniors – accompanied by 19 Community Service Officers and a few dozen faculty members – Community Day involved bonding while giving back. Smaller groups headed to Lowell to beautify a neighborhood park or traveled to Boston to assist an organization that strives to end homelessness; closer to Concord, juniors cleared conservation trails and picked tomatoes or apples designated for local food pantries. Inside the Cage on campus, the largest group of students and adults packaged 10,152 meals to be distributed by Rise Against Hunger to those in need.
“When we set forth with the same goal, a lot of good comes from it,” wrote Assistant Director of Community Service Paul Torres in an all-school e-mail. “You all hold the power of kindness; do not be afraid of it. Live it proudly with your actions, and together we can make a positive impact.”