Gambold Preparatory High School students sort vegetables at Seven Steeples Farm. More than 150 students from Gambold Preparatory Magnet High School started off the school year with a massive service project. Our students spanned the city for five hands-on educational experiences. Service to the community is one of the core values of Gambold Prep, and Wednesday’s event set the tone for the school year.

“Service is a passion of mine. As an Eagle Scout and former Peace Corps volunteer, I learned early on the importance of service,” said Principal Shane O’Day. “It is important to me to instill the values of service and community to the youth of our city. If we are to connect with our neighbors, decrease violence and raise the standard of living, we must come together to help and support one another.”

Gambold Prep students took time to help at the Wheeler Mission Thrift Store, Seven Steeples Farm, Rivoli Park Labyrinth, the Benedict Inn, and the Center for Wellness for Urban Women. We’re proud to be part of this vibrant community, and Gambold Prep’s high school classes found a great way to give back!