Community Service & Outreach is a shared value at Rabun Gap, and a functional part of developing character and empathy. Rabun Gap initiates several forms of service through the After School Activities program, class projects, clubs and organizations, and school-wide events, including:
- Building relationships at a local preschool;
- Distributing food to needy families through a regional food bank;
- Serving food at local and regional soup kitchens;
- Helping cats and dogs become people friendly and therefore more adoptable at the local animal shelter;
- Assisting with conservation groups as well as state parks and the U. S. Forest Service;
- Volunteering for on-campus peer tutoring programs;
- Hosting blood drives; and
- Collecting gift boxes for needy children both locally and around the world.
And this is just the beginning! Student-initiated concerns have led several expeditions to flood and hurricane relief sights, to the building of homes in Mexico, to financially assisting a clinic in Kenya and a children's home nearby, and expanding concepts of environmental stewardship on campus.