The goal of Service Learning is to become an extension of the hands and heart of God to the people in our community. We, at Winston Salem Christian School, want to walk out the Word of God by putting it into practice. What greater example do we have than the example of Jesus himself who came to serve and not to be served? As an integral part of our curriculum, our hope is that each student will develop a heart to serve others.
Younger elementary students participate in seasonal projects directed by their teachers (Food Drives, Coat Drives, Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, etc.). Older students are Reading Buddies to WSCS students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades.
Middle School students serve one hour a week in a local public school, serving the under-resourced students in our community with extra reading and math help. Middle school students also volunteer in the Early Learning Center at WSCS and study biblical Servant Leadership throughout the year.
High school students participate in 200 hours of service throughout the year. 30 hours are received through Jan-Term. Jan-Term is 1 week of full time service to the community. Another 30 hours are received through the yearly mission trips. Freshman & sophomores travel to New York City to minister to the hurting and lost. Juniors and seniors participate in missions work both locally and overseas. The final 30 hours are received on the students own time throughout the school year volunteering in Homework Club, afterschool, nursery, Senior Citizen’s home, etc.