Campus Life

Community Service

The purpose of the Whitefield community service program is to expose students to the various areas of need in our society and encourage them to give their time and talents sacrificially to meet those needs. However, to define our community service program as simply a program would paint an incomplete picture of the school’s mission. We do not want our students to complete a certain number of obligatory hours; instead, we want our students to model their lives after the example of Jesus.

Philippians 2:3-4 declares: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

In the Lower School, students first learn to serve others through simple acts of courtesy and kindness towards one another in the classroom. In addition, each grade undertakes a community service project during the year. The purpose of these projects is to develop an awareness of the needs of others and “be the hands and feet of Jesus” in a world that needs to know his love.

In the Middle School and Upper School, students participate in character development programs, mentoring programs, and school-wide service projects. Some of those projects include collecting Thanksgiving food baskets for low-income families, toys for City of Refuge, and canned goods for Atlanta Mission. Our Upper School students take an annual mission trip to Quito, Ecuador to serve the missionaries and students at the Love and Hope Foundation, a school for underprivileged children.

Whitefield students collectively participate in over 12,000 hours of community service each year. Our goal is to see students integrate servanthood into who they are, not just what they do. We want their service to be a reflection of tender hearts towards those in need; we want them to develop a lifelong commitment to altruism.