At Gateway High School our motto is ‘Step Up. Do Right. Dream Big.’ and we encourage our students to stand by this motto and realize the positive impact that they can make on the world around them.
Our community service program is an integral part of our educational philosophy and curriculum at Gateway. We want all of our students to graduate as life-long community advocates. Students complete 25 hours of community service every year and may do community service in the extended community or at a number of events within the Gateway community. By expecting students to participate in community service we hope that they:
- Believe in the importance of helping others and the environment;
- Learn to embrace, and have compassion for, human diversity;
- Take pride in being conscientious members of the global community.
There are a variety of organized group community service projects that students can get involved in, both at Gateway and in the San Francisco community. Students cannot receive pay for community service work and they must be in charge of planning their own volunteering, while keeping in mind that they should choose activities that they enjoy and from which they will grow.