At FACS, a Christian education encompasses more than academics. When they're not working math problems or writing essays, our students might be found sharing smiles with senior citizens at area nursing homes, collecting food for a partner church in the inner city, or sending cards of encouragement to American soldiers.
These activities help others, build character, and even help build resumes, since colleges and universities are interested in enrolling students who care about their communities. Once students enter high school, they are encouraged to keep a record of community service performed through the school and through churches and other organizations.
One of our most visible service projects at FACS is our longstanding partnership with Samaritan's Purse to provide gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children for Christmas. Students in grades junior kindergarten through twelve participate in this annual project, filling hundreds of boxes with toys, candy, school and hygiene supplies and other items.
During the fall of 2009, we began Rally Week to assist seriously ill mid-South children. This annual event raises thousands and has benefitted children at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and LeBonheur Children's Hospital.
FACS also partners with two inner-city Memphis schools, Alcy Elementary and Kingsbury Elementary, providing service to classroom teachers and tutoring to students.
Individual classrooms in elementary school complete Christian service projects throughout the year, as do many of our secondary clubs.
FACS faculty and administrators especially appreciate the time and energy donated by parents and other supporters of our school who encourage our students as they grow in their service to others.