At the Upper School, students are involved in a myriad of community service projects. From volunteering as tutors at TEAM Academy, MKA's partner school in Newark, to organizing benefit concerts for causes of their choice, from leading basketball practice for autistic children to working on Habitat for Humanity building projects, students assume responsibility for initiating, supporting and furthering community service. In addition, there is a Fall Service Day, that sees MKA ninth and tenth grade students assisting local non-for profits ranging from Head Start to the Presby Iris Gardens. Additionally, eleventh and twelfth graders participate in a formal Community Service program. Over two years, these students will be required to complete and log a minimum ten hours of service per year to non-profit organizations.
MKA also has a separate, voluntary service program that recognizes student achievements above and beyond the required hours and nominates students who successfully complete more than 100 hours of service for a Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
COMMUNITY SERVICE INITATIVES:
FAAN (Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis Network)
Friends of CTC
Habitat for Humanity
Helping Through Harmony
Midnight Run at MKA
Smiles Make Miracles