Service & Outreach

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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:

  • Building bleachers in Trenchtown, Jamaica
  • Outreach through a local food ministry
  • Singing at a home for senior citizens
  • Trash pick up in the local community
  • Fundraising for youth development projects in Guatemala
  • Mountain Goat Trail clean-up
  • Labor at Mountain T.O.P. retreat center
  • Support for local animal shelters

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. Over the years, the groups has:

  • Rebuilt a roof for a family for four
  • Repainted and refurbished a historic community center in the Boys’ Town neighborhood
  • Constructed and repaired stadium seating in the Boys’ Town soccer complex
  • Tutored elementary and high school students in math, reading, and chemistry