Competing with more than two hundred groups, George School’s Amnesty International Club is one of eight winners of the 2020 ActivismX challenge. ActivismX is an initiative that encourages students to take action for human rights after returning to school campuses each fall. This year, projects focused on the AIUSA RightsNow! campaign, which puts human rights concerns at the center of the hardships caused by COVID-19.
This August, Aidan Sheehan ’21 started Project Re-stock, an initiative to help replenish local food pantries. As a resident of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, he wanted to give back to his community by focusing on helping local foodbanks.
George School student Safi Baadarani-Feeney ’22 found a way to help those impacted by this summer’s explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, by partnering with Beit El Baraka, a non-profit which has directed its efforts towards assisting with recovery from the incident. Safi has family members that were directly impacted by the explosion and while they were not harmed, he wanted to do something to help the community.
Celeste Huang-Menders ’22, along with her siblings Alexander Huang-Menders and Christian Huang, have created a new website ShareSomeCare.com in response to the current global pandemic.
George School was honored in Hanoi, Vietnam on Friday, June 21, 2019 for our help in establishing a strong friendship with the Vietnam-US Society (VUS). The award was presented to faculty members Ralph Lelii, Chéri Mellor, and Carter Sio ’76 for their ongoing support of the program and many visits to the country.
Passionate about the ongoing crisis of refugees worldwide, activist Celeste Huang ’22 uses a camera not only to document their struggles, but to provide them a measure of solace.
Anthony Verleysen ’12 and his sister Sabrina Verleysen ’14 have created Project Buku Buku (Book Book), an international book drive to collect English novels for under-resourced Muslim boarding schools in Central Java, Indonesia.
The GS Thrift Store proudly raised $1,000 for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico during the 2017–2018 school year. The idea for GS Thrift was born in Becky Hutchin’s IB Environmental Systems and Societies class three years ago.
Students and faculty traveled to Arizona, China, Cuba, and Rwanda in June 2018 for service learning. The trips were opportunities for students to give back to communities and explore different cultures.