In a true demonstration of service + experiential learning, Nightingale students have been coordinating and leading activities for residents at the Sycamore Convalescent Center. Twice a month, middle school students walk to the local facility to work with elderly residents. Activities have included: creating photo frames, singing folk songs, and planting seeds.
This effort was spearheaded by the Helping Hands student group. The Helping Hands is an interest-based group that originated from the students’ desire (1) to help the community and (2) to create more events for the Nightingale community. Students expressed interest in working with elderly, and shortly thereafter, a relationship with the Sycamore Convalescent Center was formed!