In 2016, SF Day started a partnership with the World Leadership Organization to provide a new culminating experience to our eighth grade students. Students travel to Cochiti, New Mexico, where they camp near the Kasha Kutuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and work with the Pueblo people. Pueblo de Cochiti is located 35 miles southeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is the main town in a 54,000 acre Native American reservation that is home to 1,175 people. By working with and learning from local leaders, students learn about the cultural, social, economic, and political issues in the Pueblo community.
Being in the heart of San Francisco is a privilege that gives our school community access to an urban learning lab of sorts. Every grade level dedicates time and resources to service learning programs that connect our students to the world beyond the walls of SF Day. With each project, students are taught what it means to be active citizens within their community. In-school service activities such as food and book drives allow them to help outside communities while strengthening our own.