One of the hallmarks of a great man is his inner strength to serve others effectively.
Service is not a requirement at Northridge. Primarily, Northridge cultivates a spirit of service among its students by teaching them to take care of others in the ordinary moments of daily life. Things like picking up paper off of the floor, welcoming a prospective student during a visit, or helping a friend with his studies are the primary ways students are called to live service each day.
In addition, Northridge fosters a culture of service through its Hall system. Once each semester, on a day off from school, Halls will help worthy organizations in the area. On “service days” students from each Hall, along with some of their Dads as chaperones, will lead a service trip to one of four destinations:
➤ Bessie’s Table
➤ Feed My Starving Children
➤ A local nursing home.
Over the course of two years the four Halls will rotate through these four destinations.
In addition, Northridge students give back in a few other ways each year:
➤ The Turkey Drive: Our students collect and deliver turkeys for the hungry and homeless around Thanksgiving.
➤ Baby Bottle Drive: Students put their time and energy to a great cause by collecting as much change to donate to the Women’s Care Center, helping moms with unplanned pregnancies.
➤ We sponsor the American Heart Association via a “Red Out” night at a home basketball game, where all proceeds go to this worthy cause.