Service learning is an integral part of an FIS education and provides authentic experiences that help our students grow into adaptable, socially responsible global citizens. Projects at FIS support both the local community and people around the globe.
We believe that everyone has a responsibility to contribute positively to society and the environment, and our students take great pride in their service work – learning along the way that they can have a positive impact in our world.
Service learning supports the local community – and people around the globe.
While many of the school's service learning projects have been active in the school for years, FIS also supports new student initiatives each year that may respond to a current crisis or support student passions to make a difference in the local community or the world.
Student groups are supervised by faculty advisors and all associated fundraising is monitored by the school’s accounting office. The major annual fundraising event for many of the groups takes place during the FIS Applefest celebration, a community event held each fall with games and entertainment for families, and food booths operated by student groups.
Service Learning Groups at FIS
FIS hosts dozens of Service Learning opportunities each year. See the list below to learn more about the wide variety of projects in which our students are involved.
Amnesty International's mission is to spread awareness and generate action to prevent and end abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.
Andante's mission is to create musical performances to entertain the residents of our local care homes and to provide lasting memories and connections for them.
The mission of the Climate and Sustainability Club is to raise awareness for local and international environmental issues and to help improve the carbon footprint of FIS through various initiatives.
Clean Water Initiative's mission is to provide clean water and sanitation for underprivileged people living in impoverished societies.
Girl Up's mission is to raise awareness of the inequalities many girls and women face around the world and inspire action to help adolescent girls in developing countries gain access to education, health services, and safety.
Genders & Sexualities Alliance's mission is to promote equality, raise awareness, and fight for LGBTQ rights through a safe space.
The HIV Aids Awareness group's mission is to address the stigma around HIV/Aids, as well as raise money for the Camillians Center, a home for children in Thailand who suffer from HIV/Aids or who have lost parents to the illness.
I-Cap's mission is to promote peace in the world, in war-torn areas and within the FIS community so that students can leave a positive and peaceful footprint in today’s society.
Interact, which stands for international action, is a Rotary-sponsored service club whose mission is to raise awareness on various global issues throughout the year that are most pressing at the time.
K-9 Relief's mission is to aid, advocate and fundraise for local animal organizations and shelters in the Taunus area, supplying them with donations of supplies and services.
KEEP's mission is to work together with educators and local communities to inspire, motivate and empower students to reach their potential through teaching, advocacy and the provision of necessary resources and support.
Ludus' mission is to help FIS Primary and Upper School students develop new skills by interacting with one another in a playful and academic setting.
Oceans Aware advocates for saving the ocean and marine animals through educating students about ocean pollution and other impacts. The group incorporates art, including art exhibitions, as a way to raise awareness to the public.
Operation Smile aims to raise awareness and funds to provide surgical resources and support to children who will have cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries in remote areas of the world.
Peace of Mind is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues, helping to educate students about such issues and destigmatizing them.
Peer Educators is a small group of Grade 10-12 students, who speak to younger grade levels (Grades 2-9) throughout the year on topics ranging from peer pressure to friendships / relationships and digital citizenship.
Peer Tutoring Network, a student-run and student-based organization, provides tutoring services to other FIS students with the goal of providing a strong network of reliable, honest and service-minded students who are available to tutor and guide each other through subject matters of need.
The Poland Drive's mission is to support a children's home in Kolackovo, Poland through fundraising campaigns and a bi-annual visit.
The mission of Refugees Aware is to work with outside groups and organizations to raise awareness about the lives of refugees in our surrounding community and aiding them in any way that we can.
The Student Advisory Board's mission is to give every student at FIS an opportunity to share their opinion and concerns on matters affecting the school and advocating said issues to the relevant people.
The Student Athletic Council's mission is to provide the FIS community an engaging and fun experience from FIS athletic events, as well as ensuring athletes have a memorable season that allows them to continue their passion for sports.
Wildlife and Animal Rescue's mission is to support organizations dedicated to animal rescue, and raise awareness of how animals around the world are being impacted in their natural habitats.
Zero Hunger's mission is to raise awareness about hunger and malnutrition, and to make impacts both locally and globally by supporting the Frankfurter Tafel (food bank) and the World Food Programme.
In addition to the many Service Learning opportunities available at FIS, students are also invited to be part of our student organizations and clubs.