Following this command to love others, Covenant integrates service learning into our school experience. Service learning gives students an authentic educational experience while teaching empathy for others. Students also build a stronger school community by working together on service projects to address school and community needs. Whether they are 4 or 12, students discover what it means to love their neighbor and that they can truly make a difference in the world.
Covenant emphasizes the relational, person-to-person nature of school and community service to awaken a concern for those coping with hardship and to instill a lifelong commitment to service and advocacy. Such service enables our students to play a beneficial role in the Nashville community, as well as in agencies serving special needs within the city. Students acquire knowledge and deepen understanding of their community and world.
Some of the ways our students serve:
Our sixth-grade students also complete a semester-long service project. Each student will identify a particular service project they would like to accomplish. This can be alongside an existing ministry or organization in the city of Nashville, a foreign missions effort, or the creation of a project from scratch. The students are encouraged to explore their particular interests and gifts in this endeavor. They average 20 hours of service during their project. Students also create a presentation to showcase their project to the whole school and inspire younger students.