Community service is an important part of student life at Forman School. Faculty and administrators regularly supervise activities that allow students to help people in need. In addition to regular and consistent ways to give back to our community, sometimes a particular need will appear and Forman will rise to the occasion.
Last school year, the school community gathered together to support a local family with a child battling leukemia. A "Dress Down Day" was scheduled and any student wishing to be free from dress code gave $3 for the privilege. All proceeds went to the family to help them through a rough time. Forman students also checked in consistently with the family to monitor the health of the child they were supporting.
Recently, Forman learned of a child battling cancer. Led by Odessa Slauson '19, the Forman community responded with a big Christmas card, signed by students, faculty, and administration, because the child wanted to celebrate Christmas early.
And as part of Forman's Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, Forman has begun a coat drive, sponsored by the 9th and 10th grade classes, to benefit a church in Hartford and a food drive, run by the 11th and 12th grade classes, to benefit a Hartford food pantry.
Head of School Adam K. Man recently noted, we at Forman have a lot for which to be thankful. And in fitting with our school's core values of truth, respect, and kindness, reaching out to people in need of support is a great way to express our gratitude and to pass on our good fortune.