Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder offers students in grades 8-12 opportunities to learn principles of ethical leadership from inspiring nonprofit leaders. Using a case study and field study approach, students discover the complexity of global challenges by working and learning alongside our trusted nonprofit partners.
As an SSTS Coalition school, the program offers opportunities for Waynflete's faculty to travel and learn about integrating global awareness into their work here at school. Shoulder-to-Shoulder’s hands-on service trips are open to students who want to actively engage in service learning. Trips take place in June and July in 11 diverse locations—three in the U.S., seven abroad, and one on the US-Mexico border.
"After spending three weeks in Peru—my first time away from home—I felt like a completely different person. I gained insight into ways of living that I had never even imagined, and was granted the invaluable power to recognize how critical global connection and interaction is. SSTS was a pivotal experience that pushed me outside my comfort zone and helped me see the world in a completely different light."
-Elisabeth Lualdi '17