For the 15th Consecutive Year, PCA’s Seventh Through Twelfth Graders Participate in Service Project Day
PLANO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2017) - Today Prestonwood Christian Academy (PCA) sent more than 800 students and faculty members out across the Metroplex to serve during the 15th annual PCA Service Project Day.
“Our seventh through twelfth graders and faculty members who were out serving others across our North Texas community today understand that authentic servant leadership takes place as they put aside their needs and focus on the needs of others,” said Dr. Larry Taylor, PCA’s Head of School. “Going beyond the walls of the classroom and reaching out to our neighbors in local communities and even around the world is an opportunity for our students to invest in others and learn through serving.”
The more than 800 students and faculty members served multiple communities in numerous ways. Service projects included:
PCA freshman Celeste Lay has participated in seven PCA Service Project Days, and it is a day to which she always looks forward. This year, her advisory group was assigned to Roseland Homes Head Start Center where they read to children, played math games, helped serve lunch, played on the playground and helped the teachers. “I loved being able to mentor the kids and help the teachers at the school,” Celeste said. “My favorite thing about serving is that you can help others and bond with them, and listen to their story which gives you the chance to grow a friendship.”
Serving others is one of the core values at Prestonwood Christian Academy, and in addition to today’s day of service, PCA’s Upper School also participates in “Minimester” during a week in the spring when students go on mission trips locally, nationally or abroad. These events have created a culture of servant hearts among the student body.
“Fulfilling the Great Commission is certainly a passion of mine, and that fire was ignited while I was a student at PCA,” said Micah Reis, PCA’s Director of Annual Giving and Alumna Class of 2003. “As Christians, we are called to share the gospel, and it’s often easiest to do that by serving people. We are fortunate at PCA to have the opportunity to do that both in our local community and around the world. I enjoyed watching my group of ninth grade girls interact with and serve the children at Roseland Homes Head Start Center today. It’s completely different, but similarly satisfying when I have the opportunity to chaperone a group of Upper School students on our Minimester trip to South Asia in the spring, and we get to serve and share the gospel with people who have never heard it before!”