Join Miss Tillson & Miss Meis every Friday at 3:05 pm in Miss Tillson’s room (114).
Hoplite Helpers is Ridgeview Classical Schools' community service group. Our history is one of dormancy with intermittent activity. Recently, however, almost entirely due to one student's initiative, we have had a revival of the spirit of out-reach. This group has become a place where those who genuinely care find opportunities to do good for our fellow men, not only because of a moral imperative, but because of a love for mankind. Our purpose is nothing less than to encourage and practice caritas by helping those around us.
The manifestation of this is a small group of students, together with our beloved faculty sponsor, who take upon ourselves not only the task of aiding the needy but also that of inspiring others to join with us (not to mention trying to get funding for the expense of helping others). Our activities are therefore an assortment of helping the community directly (e.g. visiting a nearby nursing home), community organizing (e.g. facilitating Ridgeview's canned food drive), and fund-raising (e.g. our recent charity ball). In our endeavors, we have happily discovered that the yoke of serving others is made easy by the pleasure enjoyed by being virtuous, and the burden of being concerned for mankind is made lighter by helping in small but significant ways. Not only so, we have found that there is a superior camaraderie between people who come together to help others; that is to say, in helping the outside community, Hoplite Helpers itself has become a community in which its members are deeply connected to each other by a common goal and mutual fondness.