Service in Middle School is a core part of Southeast Christian school. So much so, that we have designated days of service.
Service Days are one of the best things about Southeast Christian School! For middle school students, service days can include cleaning the community, packing shoe boxes for kids around the globe, Christmas caroling, and more! This is led by our teachers and administrators. Service days happen once a quarter, so we usually participate in 4 major projects per school year.
One of the most impactful service days I have participated in was when we helped at a non-profit organization called SECOR. SECOR is an organization that helps the underserved by providing a food pantry, hygiene items, and other necessities to those in need. Southeast Middle Schoolers helped people find the items they needed in the food pantry and brought their items to their cars. We have applied the things we learned in our service days to how we live everyday lives. We want to be an example to others to show them how they can serve their communities.
Every once in a while, we will go on an “off-campus” service day. This past year, we went to pack shoe boxes with toys and gifts for children around the world at Operation Christmas Child’s warehouse in Denver. We also went on a day trip to Lakewood, helping the community by removing graffiti and picking up alleyways in neighborhoods. We love helping out because it gives us a feeling of happiness and peace. During service days, we demonstrate being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Getting to help our community through service days brings us much closer to God, and shows us how we can make an impact through small, everyday acts. Participating in Service Days help us feel empowered to help others and our community!
Kade S. (8)