Second Helpings at St. James’ Church in Greenfield
On Monday evenings from 5:15-6:30 pm (picked up at the Main School Building), Deerfield students and faculty, along with members of the St. James’ Church, serve meals to the local residents. It is also a great opportunity to share stories with the interesting people of Franklin County.
Weekend Community Service Projects in Franklin County
Community Service Student Board organizes weekend service projects in neighboring Franklin County that take place on Saturday or Sunday from 12:00-2:00 pm (picked up at the Main School Building). The activities range from raking leaves to stacking firewood and provide a great study break for the students and a wonderful help for the local residents.
In the winter, Special Olympics Floor Hockey takes place on Sundays from 9:00-11:00 am (in the East Gym) and is a great opportunity that brings together DA students with local adolescents and adults with mental disabilities while playing floor hockey. Special Olympics Skating is also offered in the Ice Rink at the same time in the winter. In the spring, Special Olympics Swimming takes place on Fridays (or Thursdays) from 7:00-8:00 pm (in the Koch Pool).
Big Brothers Big Sisters
The Big Brothers Big Sisters program connects juniors and seniors at Deerfield Academy with children in Franklin County who want to have an older boy or girl as a role model. Many Fridays throughout the year, the Bigs and Littles meet from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and spend the evening together playing tag, basketball, hide-and-go-seek, board games, and much more.
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Old Deerfield Nursery School
The Old Deerfield Nursery School is located on Memorial St. (a three minute walk from the MSB) and is a preschool for 3-5 year olds. Throughout the morning school day (until lunchtime), Deerfield students can drop by and help out or play. Deerfield students might participate in games, singing, reading, drawing, and more.