Columbine Day of Service
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Celebrating 50 Years of Community
Stand with our community for the
7th Annual Day of Service
Twenty-four years ago, our community was shaken by an unimaginable tragedy when thirteen precious lives were lost and twenty-four people were injured at Columbine High School. In the aftermath, we leaned on one another for hope and strength and were overwhelmed with an outpouring of kindness and support from people across the world. As a result, our school and community came back stronger and more resilient.
Now, the Rebel Family gives back. We invite you to join over 1,000 Columbine students, teachers, families and community members in remembering the lives lost, reflecting on the lives forever changed, and committing to the power of service in your own community.
Governor Polis has forevermore declared that Colorado will observe a Day of Service and Recommitment on April 20th. Check out our Resources section for ideas on organizing your own service project, no matter where you are!
Whether you are a student at Columbine, an alumni of the school, or simply seeking to make a positive impact, we challenge you to make a commitment: a commitment to kindness, a commitment to community, a commitment to gratitude, a commitment to serving others. This year, we are also observing Columbine's 50th anniversary--and 50 years of community.
Cassie Bernall. Steven Curnow. Corey DePooter. Kelly Fleming. Matthew Kechter. Daniel Mauser. Daniel Rohrbough. Dave Sanders. Rachel Scott. Isaiah Shoels. John Tomlin. Lauren Townsend.
Kyle Velasquez. We will never forget.
On April 20th, We are ALL Columbine.
Park cleanup and restoration
Serving and preparing meals at a pay-what-you-can restaurant
Volunteering at a local Science Fair
Park cleanup and restoration
Columbine students, teachers, families, and community members will be engaging in a statewide Day of Service by participating in of service and gratitude throughout our community on April 20th.
is to create a global movement of service and kindness to others and to stand in solidarity with other communities around the world who have experienced tragedy. We encourage you to organize an act of service or gratitude within your own community! Organize a service project with friends and loved ones. Engage in random acts of kindness. Write a thank-you note to someone. Check in with a neighbor, friend, or loved one. No act is too small.
Are you planning or participating in a project in solidarity with the Columbine community this April?
There are so many ways that service can show up in your own life--and no project is too big or too small!
Our Rebel family will be engaging in acts of service in our own community. Here are a few ideas for your own inspiration!
Reading storybooks to students at your local elementary school
Contact a nursing home in your area and ask about…
Writing letters to residents
Connecting with residents through gardening projects, board games, or conversation
Performing music for residents
Write notes of gratitude for…
Grocery store workers
Doctors and nurses
Teachers and staff members at your school
Any “essential” workers
Host a ”front yard concert” or performance of some sort for your elderly neighbors or children in your neighborhood
Organize a group of friends to take part in a park or neighborhood cleanup project
Put together a "front porch" food or toiletries drive: ask neighbors to leave food and/or toiletries on their front porches in a bag, drive around and pick them up, and then deliver them to a local food bank.
Do yard or gardening work for a neighbor
Find a local organization that serves your community and reach out to them about volunteering
Check out some of these great resources to help you coordinate an act of service in your own community or globally!