Early Childhood Explores Service Learning

Girls in Little Hive, pre-kindergarten and junior kindergarten biked in Hutchison’s annual Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude. This year’s event raised more than $14,000, exceeding all previous years.
Hutchison’s Early Childhood division hosted the 13th annual Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each age group from the Little Hive to Junior Kindergarten circled the Abston Early Childhood Center on bikes, trikes, and scooters while being cheered on by parents, grandparents, friends, faculty, staff, and fellow Hutchison girls. The Trike-A-Thon broke a school record by raising $14,141 this year toward the research and operation of St. Jude.

The Trike-A-Thon is sponsored by Hutchison Serves, our school-wide service learning program that creates services opportunities in every age division. “It is incredibly encouraging to see the very youngest girls on campus choosing to give back,” said Rachel Frank, director of Hutchison Serves. “While this is a fun experience, it also allows the girls to be educated about and involved in philanthropic efforts for the Memphis community.”

Girls in Lower and Upper School participated as well by creating encouraging signs to hold up around the Trike-A-Thon route. After the event, they provided water for the tired Trikers.


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Hutchison is the leading private girls school in Memphis for ages 2 years old through twelfth grade.