upper school cOMMUNITY SERVICES
Graded offers an engaging Community Service Program designed to enrich the educational experience of students and assist the community at large in searching for meaningful solutions to various social problems. In doing so, it is our mission to create awareness, stimulate reflection, and motivate students to practice citizenship. In grades 11 and 12, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program students participate in the IB Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) program. CAS provides students with the opportunities to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning. Students are actively involved in developing service projects to make a meaningful contribution to their community and society.
Upper School Community Service Coordinator: Sandra Greenwald
Minimum number of students to confirm a group: 5
Maximum number of students per group: 30
Graded Global Issues Network (GIN) is a dynamic student group dedicated to working on Graded’s campus to solve a few of the 20 problems outlined in J.F. Richard’s book High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them. GIN's purpose is "to empower young people to collaborate locally, regionally and globally to create sustainable solutions for global issues." Graded’s GIN chapter strives daily to meet this objective.
The goal of Learning Actively with Fun and Friends (LAFF) is to create an environment in which kids from Cáritas Santa Suzana interact with each other to creatively solve problems, build leadership skills, and improve teamwork.
The goal of this group is to help underprivileged children express themselves and release stress through art. Each lesson encompasses a broad activity and fosters individuality.
Graded Green Eagles is an environmentally-friendly group that helps not only the school but also São Paulo become a greener place. The club works with TerraCycle, an NGO that provides the reverse logistics service of returning old markers, pens, dry erase markers, and sponges to industries. This promotes the proper disposal of materials and allows industries to reuse these materials to their fullest "life extension."
The purpose of the Bem Vindos! project is to help immigrant children and adults adapt to Brazil through culture and language instruction. Students have the opportunity to improve their social skills by encouraging kindness and respect towards diverse cultures. Students will be responsible for organizing diverse meaningful activities with children or assisting with Portuguese classes alongside the Graded Brazilian Studies teachers.