2016 Holiday Volunteers
During the holiday break, several Waterside alumni volunteered their time and abilities to Person-to-Person, a community-supported agency that provides emergency assistance for basic needs located in Darien. Our volunteers to helped with donations, donors, and clients in their clothing center where they sorted and handed out clothing. In the food pantry they gathered and distributed emergency food stuffs to many families in need over the holidays. It was a great opportunity to do some good in the world and bring smiles to many faces.
2016 Holiday Hoops
Over the holiday break, Waterside hosted Open Gym sessions for alumni to return back to Pacific Street for some hoops, laughs, and pizza!
On Saturday, February 6th, members and families of the Waterside Graduating classes of 2010 & 2011 reunited to kick off our inaugural College 101 program. We had to the opportunity to hear great informaton about underrepresented students in college, the challenges they face and the college application process. All participated in engaging workshops on ways to afford college as well as how to find helpful resourcess students and families can use to connect with college admission offices. It was a wonderful chance to catch up with our alumni and to share how Waterside and the GPS office can help support our alunmi during this exciting and defining point in their young lives.
Back to School
As September rolls in, our Waterside graduates prepare for the launch of the new school year. A host of alumni will return to their familiar spaces to continue the great work from the past year. Many of our scholars including the Class of 2015 will embark on exciting journeys and opportunities at new middle schools, high schools and colleges nationwide. We, at Waterside, wish all of our graduates a fantastic start to the school year and urge you all to remember always to “be kind, work hard and respect learning!”