Community Charity

Making a Difference

Suffield students are passionate about making a positive impact on the world. This philosophy lies at the heart of the school’s noted Leadership Program. In addition to this, Suffield students annually select a charity to support with a series of campus-wide fundraisers. Students nominate several organizations and a school-wide vote determines the recipient. The fundraising activities provide annual highlights for the community and provide Suffield students a platform to give back as leaders. Suffield students have raised over $500,000 in the past decade in support of various charities.

Community Outreach This is an after-school program designed to offer students an alternative to sports for one term each year. This is a positive way for students to meet their afternoon program requirement. Students volunteer in a variety of settings: after-school programs, working with the elderly, helping at the public library, or training for ambulance volunteer programs.

 

2020-2021 Community Charity

The FISLL Project (TFP) is a social impact brand providing leadership training, legacy development and consumer products. FISLL exists to engage, equip and inspire people to Live Better, Perform Better, and Lead Better.

Created by two-time NBA All-Star, Olympic Gold Medalist and Philanthropist Allan Houston, FISLL actuates five essential values of Faith, Integrity, Sacrifice, Leadership, & Legacy as language to promote healthy mind, body and spirit. The FISLL brand is comprised of three distinct organizations and corporations that are intended to bring the FISLL Fundamentals to life. FISLL’s media channels consist of a digital learning platform, publications, podcasts, virtual events and the FISLL mobile app to engage and empower its users. FISLL’s merchandising division is led by FISLL NBA, an official licensing partnership with the NBA producing premium apparel manufactured in Africa. FISLL looks to expand its merchandising portfolio in order to empower and inspire all people to develop a winning mentality and consider the significance of their personal legacy. 
I would like to thank everyone who voted for The FISLL Project. I am eager to work with everyone here at Suffield to raise money for FISLL. 
Carly Litt ’21
The Allan Houston Legacy Foundation (AHLF) is a multi-dimensional organization created to work with any individual, program, business, or institution that serves the community. AHLF manages The FISLL Project (TFP) which serves as its signature social impact arm. The FISLL Project focuses on Youth Voice and Leadership cultivation, combining the model of leadership teaching and restorative behavioral science with mentorship, character development, media content, events, and programming. Its mission is to empower youth from the inside out, helping them to become more self-aware, resilient, and capable of leading and positively impacting their culture. The initiative has now evolved into a model for mentorship, leadership, coaching, and discipleship being used globally.
 

Carly Litt ’21 commented on the excitement of having her nomination recognized and supported by the Suffield Academy community: “I would like to thank everyone who voted for The FISLL Project. I am eager to work with everyone here at Suffield to raise money for FISLL. If you haven’t seen the video about The FISLL Project and Suffield Academy, you may watch it here.”
 

Suffield Academy Community Charity Videos

Past Charities

Hands for Hunger
[2019-2020]

TeamBrent
[2018-2019]

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
[2017-2018]

Akshaya Patra
[2016-2017] 

Circle of Care
[2015-2016] 

Spouts of Water
[2014-2015]

Hearts of the Father Outreach
[2013-2014]

Charity Water
[2012-2013]

Autism Speaks
[2011-2012]

The Petit Family Foundation
[2010-2011]

Camp Sunshine
[2009-2010]

HARC, Inc.
[2008-2009]

Jambo Tanzania
[2007-2008]

Interval House
[2006-2007]

The Jimmy Fund
[2005-2006]