Senior Service Day

Seniors at both campuses participate in a Senior Service Day during Senior Week before graduation.  The Senior Service Day is a culmination of the students’ past two years of C.A.S.  In the past, service sites included the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Homeless not Helpless shelters, Housing Assistance Corporation shelters, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, the MSPCA, Zion Union Heritage Museum, and the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) which had students rebuilding an old mountain biking trail in Barnstable.  The seniors have helped with everything from landscaping to clerical work and are always open to new challenges!

The C.A.S coordinators, and Sturgis students, are always seeking to connect with organizations in and around Cape Cod.  If you are part of an organization who would like to work with us to organize a service opportunity, or have a suggestion for us, please email Christine McDowell at cmcdowell@sturgischarterschool.org or Jim Barrasso at jbarrasso@sturgischarterschool.org.

Photos of former Senior Service Day service projects:
Sturgis Senior Service Day students at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum helped clean up old boats that were in storage.

Sturgis Senior Service Day students helped with art projects for Agape International, an organization that runs an orphanage in Hyderbad, India that provides meals, housing, and education for child impacted by AIDS.  

Sturgis Senior Service Day students teamed up with AmeriCorps and the Barnstable DPW to turn a 1,000 sq foot bed of weeds on Main Street, Hyannis into a phytoremediation garden with monarch butterfly habitat, new mulch, and finished edging.  

Sturgis Senior Service Day students helped to make 77 gift bags to be given to J1 International students who come to work on Cape Cod each summer.  

Sturgis Senior Service Day students worked with artist Sarah Holl to help paint the deck at her art studio.  Students also helped with landscaping and cleaning around the studio and at Guyer Art Barn.

Sturgis Senior Service Day students helped with both landscaping and a newsletter mailing at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth.