Whether our students are constructing handicapped-accessible ramps during their time in Arizona for St. Anne’s Mission, teaming up to collect baskets of food and toys for local families, raising funds for Mount Saint Charles Academy’s sister school in Zambia, or clearing invasive species from beaches in Florida that house the largest known nesting area for sea turtles in the world, our students are giving back and learning in the process.
With our faith, we help guide students through the beginning of a lifetime of service to their communities and beyond borders. Our dedicated students volunteer thousands of hours each year, and represent Mount through various projects, clubs, and organizations. At Mount, our students are contributors, philanthropists, and altruistic young adults who make a difference. We call it “faith in action.”
Service Opportunity Depot: S.O.D. is an organization dedicated to volunteering and planning service opportunity for and through the academy. The club is open to all students, and offers many opportunities to volunteer after school and on weekends at Mount, nursing homes, soup kitchens, fundraisers, and numerous other events. Students meet once a month to plan events and evaluate the volunteer work previously done.
- Students complete over 7,000 hours of community service each year
- Mount hosts service trips to St. Anne’s Mission at the Navajo Reservation to complete community projects, build relationships with local Navajo people, and hike a 2.5-mile canyon
- Students participate in environmental science service trips to Blowing Rocks Preserve in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Florida State Parks, AmeriCorps, and the Boy Scouts of America provide students to learn about geology while cleaning up the largest-known nesting area for sea turtles in the world