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Seawolves Step in, Step up, and Show up

Seawolves Step in, Step up, and Show up

Fostering care for the surrounding world is a value instilled in every Tabor student, taking pride in demonstrating commitment to the place in which Seawolves both live and study. In “Mapping our Journey,” Tabor’s Strategic Plan, the first priority states, “The Tabor Way of Learning prepares students to be proactive contributors and positive changemakers, living purposeful lives in their communities and the wider world.” One way in which the community practices this is through the Day of Service, a day dedicated to working together for a common cause—leaving the world better than it was found—the primary mission of environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Just two days after Earth Day, on April 24, 2024, Seawolves donned their Tabor gear for the 11th annual Day of Service. Seawolves, faculty, and staff all engaged in environmental and educational activities both on and off-campus, while building relationships with local volunteers. While the junior and senior classes met on the turf for Special Olympics, the ninth and tenth grade classes gathered by advisory or TX groups for their volunteer activities. By segmenting activities into smaller groups, rather than just by class year, Tabor partnered with more organizations and made a greater impact on the surrounding world.

Several groups helped at local places doing a variety of services:

  • Cleaned local harbors by picking up trash at Silvershell Beach in Marion and at Fort Phoenix Park in Fairhaven.
  • Maintained local trails along Route 6, at Gleason Family YMCA in Wareham, and at both Sippican and Mattapoisett Lands Trust property.
  • Cleaned at Old Landing Cemetery, Penny Pinchers, and First Congregational Church in Marion, and at Wareham Public Library.
  • Helped Frogfoot Farm, a local sustainable farm, get ready for the growing season.
  • Cooked meals for the Marion Council on Aging, New Bedford’s Salvation Army, and the Church of the Good Shepherd.
  • Engaged with clients at Sippican Health Care Center.
  • Prepared materials for Buzzards Bay Coalition’s upcoming fundraiser.
  • Worked with middle school students at Nativity Prep on reading and math.
  • Assisted Gifts to Give with items donated for kids in foster care.

“You embodied the phrase ‘Seawolves Show Up’ in so many ways,” wrote Tamar Cunha, Director of Community Service and Science Department Chair, in a note to the community. “I appreciate the work we did as a community to serve and care for others. Whether you were making food for those in need, cleaning up our town or nearby beaches, working with community partners big or small, or turning our campus into a much-needed day of sports and fun for local Special Olympics athletes, you all stepped in, stepped up, and did your part."