Members of the Indian Creek School (ICS) Class of 2022 kicked off one of the most meaningful Creek traditions this week, by volunteering at The Light House, a homeless prevention shelter in Annapolis. ICS has had a long-standing partnership with the Light House of Annapolis, through which our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students have benefited from the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people in their local community. For over ten years, ICS students have prepared bagged lunches twice a month to take to The Light House. Every other week, an advisory group travels to The Light House, where they are able to help with either stocking the pantry, the market, handing out bag lunches or serving hot lunches to residents. This hands-on participation is meaningful for the students, many of whom choose to continue to volunteer at The Light House after their group has visited. As eighth grade student Olivia Kennedy shared, "Going to the Lighthouse Shelter over the last three years has been a special experience. It's very satisfying knowing your hard work is helping people." The experience is rewarding for the Indian Creek teachers as well. "Seeing my students conduct themselves with such maturity and compassion, was truly heartwarming," shared Ms. Matulevich, after her advisory group’s visit on Tuesday. Every eighth, seventh, and sixth grade advisory group will have the opportunity to volunteer at The Light House during the school year. Check the school calendar for more details!