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Educating our Youth: Bridging Service and Empathy
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Join fellow service directors from around North America to re-energize, share ideas, network and build a toolbox to create a meaningful service program at your school. This year's event will examine student empathy.

1/30/2015 to 1/31/2015
When: 1/30/2015
11:30-5:30 Friday & 8:45-3:00 Saturday
Where: Palmer Trinity School
7900 SW 176th Street
Miami, Florida  33157
United States
Presenter: Mary Pashley

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event is postponed until a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back for updates.


CSEE Member Schools: $235
Non-Members: $360

About This Event:

Join fellow service directors from around North America to:

     - re-energize 

     - share ideas

     - network

     - build a toolbox for a meaningful service program

This year’s conference will examine student empathy. We are living in a very competitive world where our students are pulled in many directions. How do they compete with each other and with outside forces and “win?” Even at a very early age, students learn to take care of themselves first before helping others. How have they become so apathetic towards those around them, in their schools and in their communities? Is it the media? The internet? Reality TV? College competition? Fast-track parents? As educators, how can we infuse service and defuse apathy?

This workshop will explore how we teach students the tools they need to be kind and caring, and still feel good about themselves. Service teaches a lot about empathy; but are we talking to our students about empathy? Is it real or is it imagined? What do your students have to say?

We will share these thoughts and ideas with others as we also look at service learning models, global service trips, risk management and personal reflection. Join colleagues from other schools to network and to re-energize!

Lower, middle and upper school faculty responsible for community service, and/or planning service trips and activities are invited. We have organized the event to meet the needs of new and veteran community service directors. Please be prepared to ask questions as well as share your best practices. 

About the Presenter

Mary Pashley is Director of Community Service at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. She has led numerous community service workshops for CSEE, and has extensive experience planning service trips abroad as well as organizing local projects. Mary has authored chapters on community service for Avocus Publishing Company and consulted on publications covering ethical education and community service. She is known for her ability to look at individual schools and help them tailor programs to fit their unique school culture and circumstances.


Palmer Trinity School is located 13 miles south of the Miami International Airport. If you plan to stay overnight, we recommend getting a hotel in the Coconut Grove District (10 miles northeast of the school). There are also a few hotels in the Dadeland and Coral Gables Neighborhoods (6 miles north). 




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