In junior high, we strive to cultivate a Heart for Service in our students. Heart for Service is an opportunity for UC Academy Junior High students to serve our local community. Through this service, our students are also serving God, letting others see Jesus shining through them. Students are to serve a minimum of twelve hours per year (four hours per trimester); however, they are encouraged to serve as many hours as they can!
Upon completion of their hours for the trimester, students are to turn in a reflection about their experience as well as an evaluation of their performance from the on-site supervisor where they served. During each trimester, UCAJH offers an opportunity for students to participate in and serve with their classmates. We have seen students find many opportunities to serve: volunteering their time at a local food bank, helping in Sunday school classes at their home church, playing games and making crafts with assisted living residents, baking cookies and bringing treats to local law enforcement, and many more!
Our Heart for Service program inspires students to make a difference in the lives of others through service, impacting the world for Jesus Christ!