LIFE AT GANN
“One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. One needs to feel that one’s life has meaning, that one is needed in this world.” — Hannah Szenes, poet and member of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) organization.
At Gann Academy, we nurture our students’ passions, support their interests, and inspire them to become their best selves. We honor their multidimensional identities, while simultaneously giving them opportunities to learn valuable leadership and advocacy skills that prepare them for life at and beyond Gann.
Gann Community Fellows
At Gann, we believe that our students play a critical role in shaping their educational experience. One way that students contribute meaningfully to their Gann community is through the Gann Community Fellows program, which began in fall 2021 and is open to all Gann students. Fellows work with Gann faculty and staff to learn about and contribute to the running of the school community, while developing real-world professional skills and experience. Example Fellowship projects include:
- Servery Fellows: Students are immersed in a Gann Farm to Table experience. They learn about food production, service, and safety in Gann’s Servery. Instructed by trained culinary staff members, fellows participate by preparing food, assisting with kitchen maintenance, and setting up and breaking down meals in the Dining Hall.
- Marketing Fellows: Marketing Fellows work with Gann’s Director of Marketing and Communications to learn valuable skills in strategic communication and marketing. Fellows develop community engagement pieces such as the school’s Chaunkah card and create social media posts for various platforms.
The Torah teaches that each human is created “b’Tzelem Elohim,” in the Divine image. We are proud that LGBTQ+ students, like all Gann students, experience belonging and community here.