Hillcrest provides an opportunity within the academic program for students to participate in local missions. Students engage in local missions opportunities naturally.
Students find opportunities throughout the school year in natural offerings to volunteer. Often these opportunities are communicated through service groups like Key Club. Other times, because of the close-knit community at Hillcrest, students find opportunities to serve and support the local community through simply engaging in the school and community naturally.
It is common for a student to connect with an adult during the school day, hearing of an opportunity to support a family in need or to join in with a ministry program that is happening in the community. Students interested in volunteering and engaging in service will find avenues in the first few weeks at Hillcrest that will carry through the rest of the year.
Service groups like Key Club hold membership drives where students hear of the service opportunities through the nationally recognized program. Students participate in bi-monthly meeting where they hear of service opportunities that accumulate hours of service that bolster college applications.
In addition to the natural service opportunities there are aspects of Hillcrest’s program that naturally breed mission and service. Students in varsity athletics will visit local elementary schools. Students hear of the plight of the pro-life cause and join community efforts to communicate pro-life messages. Through the chapel program students participate in the Operation Christmas Child packing party. In some classes students spend time considering the neighbors of Hillcrest and work to serve them naturally through yard work or visitation. Service is a natural component of the Hillcrest experience.