We challenge students to roll up their sleeves and serve the local community through volunteer work and apprenticeships. Past projects include: sorting food and supplies for the Unity Regional Food Pantry, gleaning potatoes to donate, doing maintenance work at homeless shelters, cleaning cages at animal shelters, and raising money for the Belfast Soup Kitchen by hosting a dinner theater. Starting September 2020, students will do trail maintenance for the Hills to Sea Trail, and glean vegetables for Waldo County Bounty in response to COVID-19. We are building partnerships with Unity Barn Raisers, MOFGA, Maine Environmental Education Association, RSU 3, Waldo County Trails Coalition, and many others to help where our students’ enthusiasm, strength, and skill is most needed. The work teaches our students compassion, collaboration, and problem-solving.