Because fostering ethical responsibility and sensitivity to the needs of the community are a central part of our mission at St. Johns, community service is encouraged at all grade levels.
Service projects are coordinated through the Lower School Student Government for our youngest Spartans. In the middle grades, the Middle School Student Government coordinates projects for the division and engages the help of all students in the Middle School. In addition, the Junior National Honor Society sponsors a project each year.
In the Upper School, most service projects are coordinated through the St. Johns Interact Club. All students in the division are welcome to join the club which meets weekly. A variety of projects are planned and executed each year, ranging from those supporting national causes such as the American Cancer Society and the March of Dimes to local programs like the Clothes Closet and Ronald McDonald House serving our local community.
Many of the Interact Club projects involve the entire student population, so students at all levels can join in the effort to make a difference. Participation often ranges from donating a dollar to bringing in canned food to stock the local food pantry to creating the annual Mr. St. Johns Contest to benefit the club’s ACS/Relay for Life team. Other clubs such as Girls’ Club and National Honor Society also organize service projects in the Upper School.
Regardless of the activity, students at St. Johns are practicing gratitude for the many blessings that they have been given and learning the importance of giving back to the community to help the less fortunate.