Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes


Sustainability Academy aims to educate and empower students to improve the quality of life for all—economically, socially, and environmentally—now and for future generations. Their goal is to prepare students to be responsible citizens and agents for change in the community and beyond. They believe that place-based, project based, service-learning opportunities are essential to engage students and create an atmosphere of activism and advocacy. They hold weekly Monday morning meetings, bi-annual town meetings, regular community dinners and forums, and community work days. They have also developed a stewardship team, leadership team, parent-teacher organization, and family-school partnership team. They consistently utilize liaisons to make sure all families are informed and encouraged to participate.