Practiced Advocates

Exercising empathy and courage, they care for self and others.

Park graduates know when to stand up for themselves and others and do so, even when it might not be easy. They recognize the incredible privilege and responsibility that accompanies a Park education, and seek to find ways to use their voice to make the world a better place. Park students are taught to be conscious and empathetic when another’s situation and viewpoint might differ from their own, and to advocate for their fellow community members. As they come to know themselves at Park, they are supported in voicing their own needs, and empowered to do so. They take these important skills with them, and use them to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them when they depart Park.

Portraits of Practiced Advocates

“I can say without question that my years here at Park were incredibly powerful, expanding my knowledge of both the world and of myself. I made lifelong friendships, developed my skills as a leader, and learned how to be a curious, critical thinker. I also learned how to leave the world around me better than I found it.”  

– Nathan Kellogg '02, 2018 Young Alumni Achievement award Recipient