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IMG_0695More than 400 Class III and IV students and their advisors fanned out across Milton and surrounding neighborhoods to participate in community service at a variety of locations. Students did yard work at Milton Hospital, prepared lunches at Father Bill’s shelter, harvested food at the Urban Farming Institute, landscaped at the Franklin Park Zoo, and helped out at the Hebrew Senior Life Center and in classrooms at the Taylor Elementary School, to name just a few.

The day was organized by Community Engagement Programs and Partnerships (CEPP), which seeks to instill and support a passion for service learning in Milton Academy’s students, faculty and staff. On average, more than 200 students make weekly commitments to more than 20 different partner organizations in the Greater Boston area. Another 250 students participate in multi-annual events such as Special Olympics tournaments, the Red Cross Blood Drive and holiday giving events.