We participate in several forms of community service throughout the year. Most important, arguably, is the daily service we do on campus by way of basic cleaning and upkeep. Every morning, students meet with their advisor and spend ten minutes performing a job, such as vacuuming the Williams Lodge, straightening the gym, or shoveling pathways during the winter months. Other on-campus service includes dining hall responsibilities for boarding students after dinner, and nightly residence hall duties to keep the common areas and specific dorm rooms clean and tidy.
On Thursday afternoons, students participate in local service projects, working with organizations such as Lift Up, Horizons, Perry Mansfield, Carpenter Ranch, or the Steamboat boys & Girls Club. So once each week, our students are giving back to the Yampa Valley.
Finally, once in the fall and once in the spring we dedicate a full day to community service. Recent projects have included working at nearby state parks, cleaning campsites and working on trails. These two days are called “LWS Day,” and offer a useful way for our students to work with other organizations and demonstrate the selflessness and work ethic that befits a Lowell Whiteman student.