A short, five-minute video produced by Eagle Rock students that illustrates the importance of service work (see below) was presented to a banquet hall of more than 400 Estes Park community members earlier this month.
The occasion was National Philanthropy Day (Nov. 15), and six Eagle Rock students and four staff members debut the video at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. The focus of this year’s philanthropic event was “Youth in Philanthropy,” and several Eagle Rock students shot, edited and produced this year’s offering (see above), which focuses on what service means to the Eagle Rock School student population.
Last year Eagle Rock was awarded the Youth Philanthropy Award for its service work with the Estes Park community by the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center. Among the community projects for which Eagle Rock students volunteer include running youth soccer clinics in Estes Park, cleaning up brush in Rocky Mountain National Park, and visiting the elderly and infirm at senior facilities within the community.
This year’s Eagle Rock video also documents comments from volunteer students surrounding the importance that lifelong service can play in developing a well-rounded community.
Following the presentation of the film, Jeff Liddle, Eagle Rock’s head of school, along with student Javon Banks, spoke about what it is that Eagle Rock does in order to help the local community and how philanthropy remains a big part of the founding principles of the school.