Developing hearts of service within the learners of Mount Vernon is a critical component of the Christian Education experience. Recognizing the importance of responsibility, compassion, and generosity in our learners, Mount Vernon involves the School in hands-on service activities. In addition to Helping Hands Day, learners are required to complete 8 hours (4 per semester) per year. As an entire Mount Vernon community, learners spend over 10,000 hours serving the needs of others in the Atlanta area.
HELPING HANDS DAY
Beginning in 2006, Helping Hands Day is a school-wide day of service during which all Mount Vernon learners, along with faculty and staff, step out of the classrooms and reach into the community. The goal is to provide support to our community while teaching our learners the value of selflessness, compassion and responsibility. Ultimately, this day each year is dedicated to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
A major component to the School’s community service and outreach program is engaging our learners in focused philanthropic endeavors during the course of the year. All grade levels, PK-12, engage in a unified, quarterly collection that focuses our attention on a specific need and increases our ability to have a deeper impact by pooling our resources. Engaging our learners in learning the value and meaning of giving is vital to developing well-rounded and distinguished members of the community.