Brewster offers a variety of clubs and community service groups to augment daily academic and athletics programs and weekend activities. The types of clubs on campus are based on student and faculty interest, and new clubs are added each year while other clubs may take a hiatus for a year or so until students revitalize interest in a specific club. Early in the year, all club representatives participate in an open house so students have the opportunity to promote existing clubs and introduce new clubs to students. Following are just some of Brewster's clubs.
Best Buddies creates opportunities for friendships with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and spreads awareness about intellectual and developmental disabilities. Members of this new but active club have attended a lecture at UNH by Spencer West, who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro without legs; hosted a fun day of games and social activities at the Pinckney Boathouse; held a skating clinic and a chuck-the-puck contest.
Brewster Big Friends is a popular club that provides engaging activities for the youngest (and often cutest) members of the Brewster community: the children of faculty and staff. Often the events are focused around holidays, including a Halloween party, a Thanksgiving scavenger hunt that tells the story of Thanksgiving, a Christmas story reading with a special guest from the North Pole, and an Easter Egg Hunt, as well as other fun events.
Global Goals. World Leaders have committed to 17 global goals to end extreme poverty; fight inequality and injustice; and fix climate change over the next 15 years. Students involved in this initiative educate the community about these global goals and their importance of attainment. Eventually this club will select specific goals to take action locally. In an effort to spread awareness among Brewster students, the club recently offered students the chance to select a goal and have a selfie taken with their initiative.
InspirED offers students a chance to learn different skills in dealing with emotions, as well as creating a positive school environment. The goal is to uphold the universal charter words (found on https://inspired.facebook.com) and to find solutions to emotion-related issues in our community.
International Student Organization (ISO) members represent more than 20 countries and cultures. The ISO host events at Brewster and in local communities that educate and promote awareness about their cultures. They are a favorite group among elementary school students.
Math Club focuses on having fun with mathematics and learning, celebrating the impact math has in our lives and the power of what it can do for us. These students work on a variety of puzzles and problem solving, view enlightening videos, share ideas on how to make math more alive on campus, and participate in national competitions like Moody's Mega Math Challenge and the AMC 10/12.
One Nationality and Ethnicity (O.N.E) provides
the time and place for students to come together and talk about
stereotypes that involve race, gender, religion, and similar issues that
can be divisive and hurtful. It’s a respectful setting to hear opinions
and perspectives from students who represent diverse backgrounds and to
realize that students, regardless of ethnicity, religion, or race, have
more similarities than differences.
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK). Missed breakfast? Don’t worry, grab a small snack (likely homemade) before you run into your class. Did a note of appreciation randomly appear on your desk? It's likely an RAK member has been around. Need a hug? This club will wrap their arms around you.
The Speech and Debate Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening. We conduct a wide range of activities everywhere from playing the game "Taboo" to conducting fully researched Public Forum Debates. Several speech activities are completed throughout the year. Members who demonstrate requisite skills have the opportunity to compete in tournaments at Yale, Harvard and Northeastern Universities.