Selfless service to each other, our families, school, communities and nation is one of MMA's guiding principles and core values. Community service provides cadets with a sense of direction and belonging; it promotes empowerment, self-worth and empathy; and it develops social, emotional and physical skills.
Each year, MMA cadets contribute roughly 8,000 hours of community service hours collectively – from cleaning up parks, to spending time with kids and veterans, to working with food-share programs like the Central Missouri Food Bank and Buddy Pack Program.
On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – Community Service Day – senior cadets volunteered at Eugene Field Elementary School, Williams Family Support Center and the Missouri Veterans Home.
Eugene Field Elementary School
At Eugene Field Elementary School, cadets served as mentors for at-risk kids, playing with them at recess and helping them in the classroom. Photos courtesy of MMA Librarian and Lunch Buddies Program Leader Fran Robley.
Williams Family Support Center
Williams Family Support Center is a Central Missouri Community Action Head Start program for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Cadets spent time with kids on the playground, during music time and reading time. Photos courtesy of MMA Art Instructor and Senior Head Advisor Cheryl Morris.
Missouri Veterans Home
The Missouri Veterans Home provides long-term nursing care to veterans who require institutional health care services. Cadets spent time with residents, helped the staff with various tasks and cleaned both inside and outside the home. Photos courtesy of Assistant Dean of Student Services Tom Allen.