Serving others is an integral component of the educational process at Southside Christian School. Each year, SCS plans three service days, during which students follow the example of Christ described in Matthew 20:28 – “…the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” Under the guidance of faculty and parent volunteers, they take part in the work of a wide variety of organizations from internationally recognized nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics to local ministries such as Diligent Hands, Gracious Hearts, and Central Community Ministries. In partnership with Elder Source, our students minister to seniors at Greenville Glen Assisted Living, building a bridge between the generations.
Our commitment to reaching out to those in need in our community has been recognized in tangible ways. SCS students were the first-ever recipients of the Order of the Silver Crescent awarded by the governor of SC. They also received Habitat for Humanity’s education award and the Outstanding Youth Volunteer award presented by the SC Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging. In addition to the outreach programs at their school, SCS students, through their own initiative, frequently serve at their churches, on mission trips, and on behalf of numerous human service agencies.