Step out of the classroom walls and into the community, engaging in projects directly impacting the world around you. From environmental initiatives like beach clean-ups to collaborations with local organizations, find opportunities that resonate with your passions and interests. Reflection is vital to this journey, where you connect your experiences with more significant societal themes, deepening your understanding and empathy. Lead a service project, apply what you learn in the classroom to help others, and grow as a student and a community member.
The Service Learning program is a significant part of who we are at Crystal. It is about becoming intelligent, kind, compassionate, and ready to improve the world.
KCBS radio featured Saahil J '23 for his work teaching San Mateo seniors how to solve the ever-challenging Rubik's Cube in their "Difference Makers" series. Saahil shifted from teaching children to seniors during the pandemic, inspired by visits to his grandmother and teaching her to master the puzzle.
Sophomore Kaiya B ‘23 was featured in a San Mateo Daily Journal article about her weekly jazz concerts for residents of assisted living homes across the nation. Kaiya has organized and played in over 100 virtual concerts since summer 2020...
Middle School Students continued an annual tradition of participating in a community service-learning project, “Treats for Troops,” celebrating Veterans Day. Project leader Rohan D '25 writes, "I started this project five years ago. Our school partnered with 'America Supporting Americans'...
Middle School students, families, and PAC members prepared and delivered a contactless homemade dinner for clients at the Life Moves|First Step for Families Homeless Shelter in San Mateo on Saturday, October 10, 2020.
The Girls Who Code (GWC) club started the year with a book drive for the Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club's library. They gathered donations as students came to campus to pick up school supplies for distance learning at home. In all, they received 550 books--double their initial goal--and monetary donations from the Crystal community.
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