Bear Creek has selected nonprofit organizations with which to partner on an ongoing basis. While every family at the school has specific organizations they are passionate about supporting, these partnerships were chosen because each one incorporates curricular strands, student leadership opportunities, and full-school involvement. Selecting these partners also allows us to limit the number of times the school community is asked to support outside organizations.
“Hopelink’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community; we help people make lasting change.” Hopelink is our local partner, providing an opportunity for students to show compassion for people living right here: people we see in our own neighborhoods, at church, or at the grocery store. Each November The Bear Creek chapter of the National Honor Society organizes and runs an annual school-wide food drive to support Hopelink, typically collecting 3,000 or more pounds of food for hungry families. The kindergarten classes collect mittens during the holidays for Hopelink as well. Both students and adults also volunteer for Hopelink in various ways throughout the year. Students of every age are taught how Jesus showed compassion for the poor, and as Christians, we are called to do the same.
World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. As a Christian organization active throughout the world, World Vision aligns well with The Bear Creek School’s values and approach. The organization offers a variety of programs for students of different ages. Our partnership began in 2021 with a variety of activities for Upper School and Middle School students. The partnership opportunities with the other divisions will be developed in the coming months.