Extended Service Experiences
At SMA, we're creating opportunities for young women to become leaders in the service of others beyond our local community.
We are now offering Extended Service Experiences (ESE), (formally called mission trips) to junior and senior students.
ESE’s will be offered on alternating summers, with seniors in the summer of 2019 and juniors in the summer of 2020.
ESE’s are longer than our usual service opportunities. Senior students will participate in an international experience and junior students in a five-day local experience.
ESE will also include intentional preparation and follow-up, addressing the spirit, mind and body of participants.
Upcoming Extended Service Experiences
Beatitude Attitude—Be Happy
June 22-25, 2020
SMA’s Junior Extended Service Experience is based on and delivered by the designers of Just5Days. It is a program owned and delivered by the Center for Ministry Development. Beatitude Attitude—Be Happy is for students who are in Grades 7, 8 and 9 in the 2019-2020 school year. The experience takes place at St. Mary’s Academy—students have most meals at SMA, sleep at SMA and participate at service sites during the day. Adult and senior high students accompany small groups.