May Term Focuses on Helping Others With 3 Charitable Drives

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

By Amy Oliveri, Director of the AC Center for Entrepreneurship and May Term Coordinator

This year’s May Term is focused on helping others. Each Session incorporates service learning into its curriculum. Three charitable drives will run until the end of May Term, which culminates in Exhibition Night on June 6th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This school-wide celebration showcases the projects and learning that take place during these twelve days of interdisciplinary learning, highlighted by cross-divisional and collaborative teaching models. Some of our sessions are even co-taught by students.

We hope you’ll contribute to these three drives:

  • Community Service is collecting prom dresses, formal dresses, and accessories to be donated to Fairy Godmothers. Please bring your gently used dresses and accessories to Mr. Hunt’s room or drop them off at Mrs. Broberg’s office. The collection will run all the way through Wednesday, May 29th.
  • Biking Beyond Rochester is collecting old/used bicycles for R Community Bikes, a partner organization that provides a tune up and teaches basic repair skills to our group. They will be collecting bikes at Exhibition Night on June 6th.
  • Caring for Animals is looking to support Lollypop Farm and Joyful Rescues Animal Shelter by donating supplies needed by these organizations. You can make a real difference for these animals and help them live comfortably in these shelters until they find their “forever” home. See what they need here.

More info about each of these fundraisers can be found on the May Term website. You can also see the full listing of sessions and student-led workshops there. Our 2019 May Term includes such engaging sessions as Adulting, Ableism, Artful Activism: Art and Social Justice, From Flour to Flower – Rochester Innovates, Problem Solving Through the Cultural Lens, Experimenting with Architecture and Code in Minecraft, Knights and Banquets: Life in Medieval Times, and Waterworld.


Amy Oliveri

Amy Oliveri

Amy has been a part of the Allendale Columbia Art Department since the fall of 2010 and serves as Director of the AC Center for Entrepreneurship. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration and a Concentration in ASL as well as a Master of Science Degree for Teachers in Art Education from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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