This year, Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx ensured that every student would have the opportunity to serve the least favored in their community. In addition to participating in the Marist National Day of Service on March 29th, the school has hosted three additional service days throughout this school year and has one more planned before the MDOS. Large numbers of students from the Mount participated in service days on September 23rd, October 12th, and November 9th, and more students will be engaged in a day of service on February 8th. Students have helped many different local organizations on these days, including Habitat for Humanity, local nursing homes, and childcare centers.
On March 29th, students from the Mount who have yet to participate in a service day this year will be participating in the Marist National Day of Service. The New York Park Service has arranged for a group of students from both Mount Saint Michael Academy as well as Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens to collaborate on a project. These students will spend the day removing invasive species from Van Cortlandt Park.
Other MSMA students will spend time at Kingsbridge Heights Community Center helping with childcare, in the community garden, and on restoration projects. A group of students will also be sent to Saint Patrick’s Nursing Home where they will spend time working primarily with the recreation department and also help with internal transportation of residents to and from various activities.