2010 – 2011 Student Service Summary
Our community service involvement was born out of a desire to help students fulfill the Christian call to discipleship and stewardship. Following the example of Christ, we are called to serve Him by serving others. At Briarcrest, we give our students many opportunities to serve others, not only in our communities but the world as well.
Great Day of Service: It is a day devoted to service of others. All the high school students and faculty participate in a variety of service projects throughout the Memphis area. Junior/Senior Day of Service was October 19, 2009 and the Freshman/Sophomore Day of Service was on March 22, 2010. Our partnerships this year are the following: Berclair Elementary, For the Kingdom Camp, Key Stone Elementary, Memphis Athletic Ministries, New Hope Christian Academy, Orphanos Foundation of Memphis, & Streets Ministries.
Key Club is a high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. The Key Club provides students with the opportunity to serve the local and world community. For the 2009-2010 school year, the Key Club has:
· raised over 900 pounds of food for their Fall Food Drive
· served as event staff during the Germantown Festival in October
· facilitated supervision and care for animals during the Magnolia Dog Show in November
· donated $1863 and over 250 pairs of blue jeans to the Haiti relief effort this January/February
· hosting the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast March
· will serve as event staff for the St. Jude Golf Tournament
· and continue to facilitate bi-weekly Bingo games for Seniors at the Jewish Retirement Home
Bridge Builders is an organization that is founded on the principle of bridging the differences between the students of metropolitan Memphis. Students in Bridge Builders participate in a summer leadership and diversity training program at the University of Memphis along with opportunities to service the community together. For the 2009-2010 school year, 36 Briarcrest Students served in various voluntary roles for the following events:
· EJ Goldsmith 5K Run at the Temple of Israel
· World of Traditions Festival
· MLK Celebration Festival
Big Brother, Big Sisters is designed to provide students with a platform and opportunity in becoming a mentor. Currently, we have 32 students serving as mentors at Gremanshire Elementary School. Also this year, our Student Body donated over 1000 gifts to Big Brother Big Sister in our Annual Angel Tree Christmas service project.