Service Week Provides Seniors Opportunities to Serve
As the school year draws to a close, and the Class of 2017 looks forward to all the future holds, an important component of education continues outside the classroom walls. The importance of service is embedded in the learning goals at every grade level. Seniors have been practicing service throughout their time at CPA. It is fitting, then, they conclude their experience at the Academy with a week of service.
During Senior Service Week, each senior was responsible for arranging his/her own service hours, totaling a minimum of 10 hours of work throughout the week. Several seniors assisted teachers in the CPA ES/ PS classrooms and worked with staff members in the CPC church offices. One group packed backpacks with school supplies collected during the school-wide drive in March for Legacy Mission Village (LMV). In total, the seniors packed over 80 backpacks filled with pencils, paper, highlighters, lunch box markers, and more to be delivered in August to families connected with LMV. Other students traveled off-campus to the LMV Kindergarten Readiness Center to assist with cleaning and organizing the center. Another group gathered with 147 Million Orphans founder Suzanne Mayernick to work with the Nashville homeless population.
CPA appreciates the organizations who partner with us not only for the positive student experience but also to increase the Academy’s ability to serve our community, with the potential for building relationships that may continue for years to come.
Senior Jordan, who spent her service hours at a local animal shelter, commented, “Service Week was a really fun way to end our time at CPA. I think it’s great that the school made sure we had time to serve.”
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Christ Presbyterian Academy is a private, coeducational, college-preparatory school for grades preschool through 12. The Academy provides transformational education through a Christian worldview and offers extensive programs to develop the diverse potential of each student. CPA is a ministry of Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Nashville, Tennessee.