At Pomfret, service is more than an idea. It's a call to action.
The beating heart of the community service experience at Pomfret is the Community Service Internship Program. This after school program places a small number of interested student-volunteers at partner agencies in the local community, making a real difference in the lives of the people who call the Quiet Corner home. We currently have interns working at The Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG), the Pomfret Public Library, and the ARC Emporium in downtown Putnam.
Our mission is to produce graduates who have the empathy, experience, and skills to become active citizens and engaged leaders in their communities.
Our partners benefit from the energy and ideas (not to mention free labor) of our students. In turn, our students build transferable skills and gain valuable work experience while serving others. Most students volunteer two to four days a week for the duration of the academic term, which makes this program much more impactful and much more meaningful than a simple day of service. By participating in the community service program at Pomfret, our students are forming the values and life lessons they will need to lead lives of integrity, civic engagement, and social responsibility as adults.