Our Reach Beyond experiences go beyond service learning to include opportunities for authentic community engagement and partnership and student leadership in social impact and entrepreneurship experiences.
Lower School Social Impact Club: Throughout the week at lunchtime, you will find a flurry of excitement in the amphitheater, where dozens of students in kindergarten-4th grade gather with the Director of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship for “social impact lunches.” Students articulate “what matters to me” and then brainstorm how they can transform this passion into something that gives back to their community, either within Hillbrook or beyond.
Middle School Social Impact Club: Middle School students can choose this elective offering, which enables students to partner with local organizations and participate in real social impact and social entrepreneurship learning experiences. A collaboration with The Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship, students were introduced to microlending company Kiva, which helps small businesses within the community get off the ground with loans as little as $25. Students created “The Kiva Lending Club” at Hillbrook where students have the chance to develop increased financial literacy themselves and to meet the entrepreneurs in nearby San José who directly benefit from their loans.