Service & Outreach
- Students at SAS are required to complete 15 hours of community service for each year they are in the Upper School. From dish duty in the cafeteria, to work in a local food ministry, to just being mindful on a daily basis of the needs of others, our service is born of our sense of responsibility for the community we live in. When students know one another and their neighbors, it's hard not to lend a hand when one is needed. Recent large-scale community service projects have included:
- Fundraising for Nepal earthquake relief
- Home repair in Trenchtown, Jamaica
- Outreach through a local food ministry
- Providing manual labor to residents of a local women's shelter
- Singing at a home for senior citizens
- Trash pick up in the local community
- Trail work on Fiery Gizzard
- Childcare assistance
- Support for local animal shelters
Students Return to Jamaica
Since 2012, SAS students have returned annually to Kingston, Jamaica for a Spring Break service trip. Accompanied by teacher Rachel Malde, the students provide support to the populations of Trenchtown and Riverton.
Co-existing with the Jamaica of tourism posters is a large population that lives well below the poverty line. Students meet people whose lives are far different from their own.
Read the Ten Days in Jamaica blog.