At Hanger Hall we strive to instill in our girls the value of community service. Beginning in 6th grade, girls are required to complete 18 hours of community service a year. Jen Beasley manages our community service initiatives and coordinates opportunities with several groups in Asheville. Last year the girls committed a great amount of time to the Manna Food Bank and other local organizations. Students have also previously sewed pillows for the patients of Care Partner Hospice. While Jen coordinates the school-wide activities, girls are also welcome to complete their hours on their own or with their families.
In years past, our 8th grade class was introduced to the Western North Carolina Community Foundation and specifically their “Women to Women Program.” Our girls previously attended their “Power of the Purse” luncheon in May. Students had the opportunity to hear and meet Jennifer Buffet, co-chair of the NoVo Foundation, Gloria Steinem, Senator Olympia Snowe, reporter Dee Dee Myers, actress Anna Deavere Smith and athlete Abby Wambach.