ACTS: Advocating Character Through Service

The goal of this committee is to promote volunteerism, resilience, self-awareness, and emotional wellness with students and the community.

ACTS provides student particpant 3 service projects per year.
FREE Pizza, treats, and art supplies provided at ALL Events!!

Parents:  JOIN the committee to share ideas for making our events even better, VOLUNTEER to set up, clean up, and serve snacks, DONATE art supplies, snacks, water, or fleece,  ENCOURAGE your students to participate!

2018 Valentine’s for Vets/Gratitude Day Volunteer Sign Ups

Glenbard Gratitude Day

  • Held in November
  • Students gather to write letters of thanks and gratitude to their teachers and staff
  • Each year over 2500 thank you notes are written!

Valentine for Vets

  • Held in February
  • Students gather to write heartfelt valentines that are sent to Hospitalized Vets in Illinois Medical Centers, Overseas Medical Facilities, and current military.

Project Linus – President’s Day of Service

  • Held in February, on a No School Attendance Monday
  • Kick off to Live Life Well Week
  • Students gathr to make fleece blankets for children with cancer


This committee coordinates with the other D87 high schools to select the event dates and orchestrate community member involvement. The Committee Chair will also solicit for supplies and donations for the event, parent volunteers and help direct set-up and event management.  Students are the main source of support for these events so they are heavily advertised through school announcements.  It is a great opportunity to be in the school seeing our kids experiencing the benefits of volunteerism firsthand.