Mount Carmel Academy was awarded service learning grants at the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation’s annual Service Learning Celebration at the Pontchartrain Center on Sept. 10, 2019. The foundation awarded Mount Carmel Academy $11,574.00 to use for service learning projects throughout the 2019-2020 school year. MCA also received a $1,000 Principal’s Award. The theme of the celebration was “Grow with Service Learning.”
The clubs who received grant money were represented at the event by their presidents and members. Members of the Eco-Cubs and science classes made a short presentation about the study of the animal food chain in relation to their environment. MCCADD members (Mount Carmel Cubs Against Destructive Decisions) had a display focusing on their MCCADD on Wheels program. Their display was an interactive “hands on” demonstration simulating driving (using Wii Mario Kart) or walking a line while wearing drunk driving goggles to simulate impairment. Many schools visited our displays and asked questions about beginning their own service learning ventures, and many others invited us to do a presentation at their schools.