Service Above Self

Kendall Blythe '83
‘Service Above Self,’ the Rotary International motto adopted in 1950, was coined nearly four decades after Miss Charlotte started instilling that belief in her Foxcroft girls. She taught us the value of stewardship – for our community, our world, and our people. Local delivery services in my area are delayed up to ten days so I have worked to keep some of the older members of my community safe and at home by dropping off food and prescriptions, or by just checking in by phone to keep them socially involved.
It is important that we look out for those who need help and do whatever we are able every day, but even more so during a crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has been freeing and productive for some, tragic and oppressing for others, but, in this time of fear and the unknown, we have come together to help those who have lost jobs or loved ones, and to protect the vulnerable. From sewing masks to delivering meals and groceries, to donating funds, Foxcroft girls have stepped up like we always do to take care of our neighborhoods and extended families.

Remember to be thankful, to be grateful, and to be kind to one another. Small acts of kindness are the best kind of service!
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An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.