In the Service Leadership Class, St. Paul’s is teaching and molding community leaders of the future. This class provides 11th and 12th grade students a hands-on, project-based experience of philanthropy that helps them develop the skills and awareness to make a positive difference to their communities.
This special group of committed students participates in several regular service activities such as weekly tutoring at Prichard Preparatory School and The Little Tree Learning Center, for which they had three days of training in helping children with autism. They also serve as Patrol Leaders for the Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs at Augusta Evans, a school for mentally and physically challenged children. In addition to these regular activities, students are individually responsible for developing one-time service projects for the entire class. For example, one Service Leadership class planned a menu, then shopped for, prepared, and served dinner for McKemie Place, a shelter for homeless women.
The class also follows a Youth Leadership curriculum to develop skills in public speaking, organizing and leading programs, and attaining the self-confidence and ability to work with a variety of populations.