Junior Josh Harycki Founds Social Distancing Pledge

When Shipley junior Josh Harycki noticed a lack of awareness around the COVID-19 precautions in his peers, he and a few friends created the Social Distancing Pledge to educate and encourage others to practice responsible social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Social Distancing Pledge aims to raise awareness to the younger generations about COVID-19 and the dangers it presents to them and those around them. The project encourages youth to be social responsible while spreading positive news during this difficult time period and showing how the global community comes together to fight COVID-19.

Josh feels Shipley inspires students to think about what they can do for the community, to take action, and be a changemaker. "Shipley has given me that 'go out into the world and take action' mindset."


The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.