Pingry’s approach to service learning charges our students to first take responsibility for themselves, and to then expand that responsibility to their peers and communities around them. The result? Both the individual and the community are strengthened.
At Pingry, it is in our mission to place highest value on honor and respect for others. Our Honor Code empowers us to act as responsible members of our community and to think critically, work collaboratively, make ethical decisions, and confront complex and real world problems. Service learning at Pingry encourages working across lines of difference and tapping into our innate empathy and humility. Our students are encouraged to find the intersection between their own individual skill sets and areas of need in surrounding communities: this is the sweet spot where students make meaningful connections and realize reciprocal benefits with those they serve.