Community Service and Service Learning at Casady
The Casady Service Learning Program aligns with the School's mission to develop excellence, confidence, and integrity in students and inspire them to realize their potential to make a difference in their community in mind, body, and spirit.
Primary Division is Montessori-based so its Service Learning Program connects our youngest Cyclones to excellence and to Maria Montessori’s belief that “Global Peace Begins in the Classroom."
Lower Division focuses on project-based Service Learning. Grade-level faculty teams develop student-confidence for initiatives such as the third grade Fair Trade Chocolate Project.
Middle Division incorporates SEE (Service Exploration Experiences), Service Club, International Club, religious education classes, and the School’s traditional “house system” to provide academic outreach. Students develop relationships within the surrounding community and serve at Andrew Johnson Elementary, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Brookdale/Tuscany senior facilities, and others. Proceeds from weekly donut sales provide scholarships at Bishop McAllister College for Ugandan orphan children, which is a project facilitated through Father Tim Sean Youmans’ religious education classes.
Upper Division promotes a service-oriented life, with the intention of yielding joy and peace to the participants. The challenge is to maximize potential and make a difference in local and global communities. The charge is to learn, give, grow, transform. The 45-hour service requirement is intended to align a student’s heart, mind, spirit, and actions.
Upper Division faculty employs service initiatives through academic curriculum, Student Council, and clubs. Three service youth boards in the Upper Division are YAC (Youth Active in the Community) participating in the community to improve lives; Youth LEAD OKCasady (Leaders Engaging Across Differences), Cultural Competency: Identity and Diversity Education; and YMCA YaG (Youth and Government), state-organized model-government program.