On Friday, April 28, 2023, approximately 200 Missouri Military Academy middle school and high school cadets, plus faculty and administrators, volunteered at 18 local organizations in central Missouri for the Academy's annual spring semester day of service. View photos on Flickr.
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Cadets participated in a variety of activities, including cleaning up trash from a local stream, assisting at the local Veteran's Urban Farm, weaving placemats for nursing homes, making blankets for the Rainbow House and Ronald McDonald House, making treat dispensing dog toys for the animal shelter, mentoring at a local school and family center, helping build a home through Habitat for Humanity, assisting at the local food bank and more.
MMA cadets provided service at the following organizations in Columbia and Mexico: Aging Best, Services for Independent Living, First Chance for Children, UCP Heartland, City of Refuge, True North, ReEntry Opportunity Center, Habitat ReStore, Meals on Wheels, Veteran’s Urban Farm, Coyote Hill, the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, McMillan School, the Help Center, and Williams Family Center.
MMA cadets contribute roughly 8,000 hours of community service hours annually.
Selfless service is one of MMA's core values. An important component of cadets' 360° Education at MMA, community service provides an early understanding of philanthropy and a sense of direction and belonging for cadets. It promotes empowerment, self-worth, and empathy, and it develops social, emotional and physical skills.