You might think that the goal of community engagement is to help others; however, when we get involved to make a difference, we receive as much as we give. One of the beauties of community engagement lies in the way that it allows for people of different ages and backgrounds to come together. You make new friends and develop your social skills. Research documents that volunteering makes you happy, combats depression, and provides you with a sense of purpose. When you work with a community organization, you develop skills and gain experience that can be helpful in future jobs. And community engagement can bring fun and fulfillment to your life.

At The Athenian School, students are able to have these experiences through weekend projects, ongoing groups, individual projects, and international service projects. Explore our website to find an organization working on an issue that’s important to you!