Community Service

Service to the community is an integral part of a Mount Carmel education. Every extra-curricular activity, whether it's a service club or athletic team, is expected to give of their time to the community. For example, Mount Carmel Academy’s 2013-14 District Champion soccer team raised funds to help fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and, more specifically, to benefit "Team Gleason" and "Jay's Defensive Line." Student athletes asked for pledges/donations for every goal they scored during the season. At the end, they collected $15,000.

Service Highlights:

  • Eleventh graders participate in a Junior Day of Service during school hours; students are assigned to volunteer at a local non-profit.
  • Christian Life Community's 8th grade service club completed 100 + service hours for Cub Corner.
  • Mount Carmel is a recipient of the Brown Foundation Outstanding Community Service grant.
  • Student apostolic service hours total 68,955.
  • Mount Carmel students have earned 116 Presidential Service Awards.
  • Students serve nearly 100 community organizations.

Cubs in Action

To learn more about the great ways you can make a difference through Cubs in Action, click here.

Christian Life Community

Christian Life Community (CLC) provides an avenue of altruistic expression for its members in order that they may learn more about the Christian message of living life in the spirit of loving service to others.

During the year members support senior citizens' homes, area hospitals, children's homes for the abused and day care centers. They spread joy, happiness and goodwill to those less fortunate than themselves.

CLC's main projects are the Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas Gift Drive, and the Mission Drive which is its largest project. To benefit the missions, members sponsor a Talent Show in addition to sponsoring raffles, breakfast sales, and varied fund-raising activities. In the Christmas Gift Drive, adopted families are outfitted with clothes and are given toys.

CLC is divided into two sections: Eighth Grade Service Learning Club and 9-12th CLC.

Christian Service Learning Club

The eighth grade Christian Service Learning Club's mission is to acquaint members with a multitude of service learning opportunities through their school, church, and community. Members will actively participate in choosing projects, contacting service partners, planning activities, and evaluating each event. Meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Hours spent in service may be credited toward requirements for each student's apostolic hour commitment at Mount Carmel Academy provided the service is an approved apostolic hour activity. Meetings are the first and third Wednesdays of the month after school.

Key Club

Key Club is a unique service organization for high school students, today numbering close to 200,000 members worldwide. Each club is sponsored by a local Kiwanis Club, but the duties of the Key Club remain the responsibility of student officers.

Members of the Mount Carmel Academy Key Club attended the 71st Annual Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee Key Club District Convention in April, 2014. Chloe Marie Sealy won a Kiwanis International Foundation Matching Scholarship; Patricia Kelly Owens won a Kiwanis District Foundation Scholarship; and Reagan Sandoz and Patricia Kelly Owens were the recipients of the Water Zeller Award for their Work with Project Eliminate. Mount Carmel’s Key Club was also recognized as one of the top 10 donating clubs to Project Eliminate during the Key Club year. Patricia Kelly Owens also won the Outstanding Lieutenant-Governor Award.

Teens for LYFE

Louisiana Youth For Excellence (LYFE) and Teens for Life have merged to form Teens for LYFE. The club seeks to educate and inform others about the values of chastity and healthy dating. Members make their peers aware of the freedom of good choices and the dangers of premarital sex. It upholds the beauty of all life, especially the unborn, through prayers and service opportunities. Members portray a positive attitude that advocates and promotes the dignity of all life.

MCCADD

McCADD is committed to spreading awareness of the dangers, direct and indirect, of drug abuse. Students in the club positively oppose all illegal drugs and underage alcohol consumption, as they lead to the destruction of once-hopeful teenage lives.

McCADD upholds the self-worth of each student at Mount Carmel and around the world and hopes to lessen or eliminate the chance of injury due to drug use.

Members practice and encourage healthy and safe, drug-free lifestyles. McCADD organizes and executes the annual project McCADD. . .on Wheels! that carries its message to area elementary schools.

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