Students in all grades at Saint Stephen’s discover that community service gives them an opportunity to nurture compassion for others and better understand themselves. This environment exists both in the hallways of the school and in our various efforts outside of school.

Community service programs are designed to create responsible citizenship, where students learn to share with others and help those in need. Each year, local partners such as Southeastern Guide Dogs, The Lord’s Pantry and others are established in each division. Those organizations are the focus of the students’ annual group community service projects. In addition, the entire campus community often rallies together to assist during times of special need locally, nationally and internationally by supporting the programs of Episcopal Relief and Development.

Organized group projects are not the only way Saint Stephen’s gets involved. Students are active each day throughout the community with their own philanthropic efforts – tutoring students at local Boys & Girls Clubs, raising funds for cancer research, assisting at Special Olympics events, offering programs designed to promote self esteem and healthy choices for young girls, and much more.

For each student, the requirement for graduation is a minimum of 100 hours of community service, which meets the eligibility criteria for the Florida Academic Scholars Award through the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.