Now that Thanksgiving holiday celebrations have come to a close, students are gearing up for Lausanne's next big season – the LynxServe Season of Service.
In alignment with one of the International Baccalaureate Programme's core values, LynxServe promotes the development of lifelong learners through service-learning opportunities that help engage students with the community. This year, Lausanne is participating in a Season of Service, which offers students different ways to serve safely during these times.
Lausanne's Lower School kicked-off the season with Pennies for a Purpose, a coin drive that allowed them to bring in their change to fund our food drive with Crump Elementary, school supplies for Promise Academy and additional Lausanne community needs.
For our middle and upper schoolers, the co-operation launched with a pajama week. Students had the opportunity to donate $10 to LynxServe to wear their pj's the entire week of November 30 – December 4. All donations will go to fund holiday food box turkeys for Crump Elementary, school at home supplies for Promise Academy and additional holiday needs from our community partners.
"The LynxServe Season of Service pushes our efforts to serve and invest in our Memphis and global community through a variety of projects," said Director of Lausanne 360° Rachel Hammons. "We understand 2020 has been difficult for everyone and Season of Service is an opportunity for us to make an effort to add joy to our community and our own lives."
Next, in December's list of service projects, our lower schoolers will put together Holiday Healthcare Worker Care packages for the Le Bonheur Emergency Department. Middle School will provide food boxes to alleviate food insecurity and Upper School will work with their advisories on ways to give back to the community. Students will have the opportunity to participate in different projects and opportunities for Season of Service over the next four months.