In-School Service Prompt: Individuals & Community

Use any of these quotes as a launching point for a reflection on the role of individuals in a community. 

  • How might this apply to Friends in-school service requirement? 
  • Have your service experiences in school helped you feel more connected to the school community? 
  • Have you learned to appreciate another community member and the capacity in which they support the community at Friends? 
  • How might your in-school experiences relate to the the role of the individual in the broader community (city/state/national/global)? 

If you choose to use this reflection prompt, please share the quote which speaks to you within the body of your post. Your first paragraph should tell about your service experience. The second paragraph should provide the reflection.


We are in community each time we find a place where we belong and find we are needed. Peter F. Block

We know that there are some things we can’t do on our own. We know that there are some things we do better together. Barack Obama

I accept relationship as my primary teacher about myself, other people, and the mysteries of the universe. Gay Hendricks

First, we are challenged to rise above the narrow confines of our individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. Martin Luther King, Jr.



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