Hutchison Sophomores Reflect on Service Retreat

Our 10th graders learned all about the importance of making a positive impact through service during a recent retreat with Service Over Self.
During their service retreat with Service Over Self, Hutchison sophomores spent two days giving it their all as they served with 14 local nonprofits and community organizations. They completed supervised hands-on service work at places including Trezevant Manor, Collage Dance Collective, Refugee Empowerment Program, and Memphis City Beautiful. 

They enjoyed serving alongside children, teens, and adults from various backgrounds. Students also heard from community leaders, including Memphis Mayor Paul Young, Shelby County Government Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Dorcas Griffin, and Mid-South Food Bank Volunteer Services Manager Hayes Leslie. 

Hutchison Serves Director Helen Guyton said the goal of the retreat was to shine a light on our local communities and to engage our girls with initiatives and organizations that are striving to make our city a better place. Not only did our girls foster relationships with the local organizations they served and dynamic leaders they heard from, but they also formed stronger bonds with each other on this retreat and a deeper connection to service.

Watch what our sophomores had to say about what service means to them and hear what they learned on the retreat.


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