University Academy students are encouraged to volunteer with area non-profit organizations. Our students can be found volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, as well as local soup kitchens and food pantries. These are only a few examples of the community service projects performed by our students.
What is the Community Service Program?
Students at University Academy are required to complete 100 hours of community service at a non-profit during over their junior and senior year. The Community Service Program is administered by Mr. Burdette. He will help make volunteer experiences more accessible to UA students through individual consultation, a record of current community service opportunities, and college connections postings.
Who Does the Community Service Program Benefit?
Service programs offer students a greater knowledge of their community and help them develop greater confidence in their role as citizens. Volunteering provides early workplace skills as well as exposure to many different careers, as students work within non-profit organizations. Students benefit by the meaning that comes from doing real-world work. Community Organizations benefit from the genuine contributions made by students to the work of their organizations, and from the connections made with the schools in their community.
Want to get involved, have a question, or can’t think of where to volunteer?
See Mrs. Danielle Akey in the Upper School office, e-mail akeyd AT universityacademy DOT org or call (816) 412-5946. Students can complete the Community Service Form and contact Mrs. Akey to discuss the numerous opportunities to help others in our community.
Community Service Websites
Below are some helpful websites that will direct students in obtaining their Community Service Hours. Once your Community Service Hours are completed please see Mrs. Akey for a Community Service Form
Volunteer in Kansas City
KCMO City Opportunities
Community Recycling Centers
Habitat for Humanity: Restore KC
Youth Volunteer Corps of Kansas City