Community service and service learning are hallmarks of the CDS program, reaching beyond classroom walls and providing opportunities for students to initiate ideas, collaborate with others, and build leadership skills. Student volunteer efforts support the Carolina Day School aim to develop responsible citizens with the mindset and abilities to make a meaningful difference in the communities in which they will live and in the greater world.
Over the last four years, CDS students have raised funds and worked on building sites to sponsor an Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity home every two years. Involvement with Habitat for Humanity gives students an opportunity to nurture a love for their community and develop an awareness of the need for affordable housing. Students are also learning a myriad of real-world skills, and are provided an opportunity to make an impact. This year, Carolina Day School students are beginning preparations for another Student Build Project with Habitat for Humanity and students from partnering schools. Learn how you can be involved in the next build.