The UFS community believes strongly in the values of teaching service and stewardship to our students.  Service projects are integrated into various studies at United Friends School and are ideologically aligned with the Quaker testimony of Stewardship. More commonly known in social studies curriculum as citizenship, service learning is designed for students to consider the role of a citizen in a democratic society and how they can effect change.  Students are encouraged to identify and support a cause based on their own growing beliefs and opinions.  It is not uncommon to find a UFS classroom writing letters to lawmakers or selling baked-goods for a certain cause or outreach program.

UFS students, teachers, parents, and caregivers have demonstrated a commitment to a variety of local, national, and international service projects. Recent programs and responses have included:

  • Food for Friends – Richland Meeting Soup Kitchen
  • MANNA on Main Street – North Penn Soup Kitchen and Pantry
  • Quakertown Food Pantry
  • Art Supply Collection for Allentown women’s shelter
  • Greater Philadelphia Cares Winter Coat Drive
  • Relief / Medical Supply Collection for Haiti
  • School Supply Collection for students in Nicaragua
  • Thanksgiving food baskets for local families
  • Clean-up and advocacy for the creek that runs through the Quakertown Memorial Park
  • MLK Day of Service Projects
  • Singing at local nursing homes
  • Work day at Salvation Army
  • Service Interest Group