You’ll learn to see through the eyes of others and how you can make a difference in the world around you through service at Woodward Academy. Whether you’re learning how to be a good neighbor or studying abroad to perfect your language skills or diving deeper into sustainability, you’ll build your confidence through our Service Learning program, ensuring that you’ll graduate from Woodward Academy ready to make the imprint that only you can make.
Our service partners include:
- Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club
- Atlanta Community Food Bank
- Horizons Atlanta at Woodward Academy
- Love Beyond Walls
- Habitat for Humanity
- Blessings in a Backpack
- The Main Street Academy
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- American Heart Association
“Woodward’s culture promoted civic-mindedness and a focus on community service, which inclined me toward a career in public service."
Jenny serves as spokesperson/press attaché for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Her diplomatic service includes stints in Washington, D.C., Ecuador, Pakistan, Jordan, Lebanon, and Israel as well as Russia.
It is the mission of our Service Learning program to increase student awareness of the local and global needs in the communities we serve. Through intellectual inquiry and hands-on experiences, students will become critical thinkers and empathetic decision-makers to create cultures of thoughtfulness in the communities around them.
It is our hope that graduates leave Woodward Academy with an understanding of civic engagement and social consciousness to become visionaries and leaders in creating respectful communities that promote purpose, equity, dignity, and justice.
Horizons Atlanta at Woodward Academy is part of a national, award-winning summer program with a mission to close the opportunity gap for underserved students through high-quality academics in an engaging six-week summer enrichment program on a private school or university campus, at no cost to families.
“Although Woodward is a private school, we also have a public purpose—a moral obligation—to serve the needs of our local community. Spend one hour with Horizons Atlanta at Woodward and you will see directly the impact of the program on the children who participate and on our students who volunteer. Lives are changed and our community enriched.
President, Woodward AcademY