Service Week 2023
Service is a critical component of TKA's educational experience, and all high school students at The King's Academy are required to participate in TKA's Annual Service Week.
Service Week 2023 is April 1-7, though some trips may leave earlier or return after those dates. Students are required to participate in our annual service week in a full-time capacity to fulfill their graduation service requirement. TKA Service Week is an academic week on our school calendar, and as such, we expect all high school students to attend. While we value all of the sacrificial service TKA students participate in, the intent of TKA Service Week is to serve together, as a TKA community, which supports our mission of creating enduring relationships.
The only exception for not participating in a TKA Service Week activity is if high school students serve with their local church during the same timeframe as TKA's Service Week, and the service meets the requirements below.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Micaela McLaughlin, Service Coordinator.
Service Trip Blogs 2023
Service Trip Locations 2023
We will travel with Praying Pelican Missions, an organization that exists to build up, encourage, and assist the local Church in serving and reaching their communities for Christ. Students will participate in outreach activities primarily to sick, elderly individuals (visiting ministry) and the homeless population (soup kitchens, clothing pantries, etc). April 1-7, Cost - $1,200, Leaders: Mr. & Mrs. Bell
Gleanings for the Hungry provides food to mission organizations in 40 nations and is a ministry of YWAM, an organization whose purpose is to know God and to make Him known. Students will blend and pack rice, lentils, pasta and other dry ingredients to produce a nutritious soup mix. Students will also participate in maintenance and renovation of the facilities. April 2-6, Cost - $300, Leaders: Mr. Steve Weiss & Ms. Angi Deng
We will work with Christian Appalachian Project, an organization that serves people by building hope, transforming lives and sharing Christ’s love. Students will assist families living in poverty with construction projects, landscaping, painting and cleaning. April 1-7, Cost - $1,700, Leaders: Mrs. Barb Schulenburg & Mr. Drew Petiti
Los Angeles, CA
We will travel to the Union Rescue Mission in Skid Row whose mission is to embrace people with the compassion of Christ. Students will participate in a variety of homeless outreach activities on Skid Row as well as service projects in the surrounding areas. April 1-7, Cost - $800, Leaders: Mr. Matt Nisbet & Mrs. Stephanie Huber
We will travel to Rock-N-Water, a Christian camp with the goal that youth and young adults might come to know Jesus. Students will serve with Angel Tree ministries serving children of inmates and will also participate in maintenance or renovation projects at the camp. April 2-7, Cost - $500, Leaders: Mr. Spencer Murray & Ms. Leanne Lopes
Navajo Nation, Arizona
We will travel with Experience Mission, an organization that believes we were created to serve each other and share God's love by loving one another. Students will serve on the Reservation and participate in home and church repair projects, Kids Clubs, and church outreach programs. April 2-7, Cost - $1,500, Leaders: Mr. Rick Hardy and Ms. Victoria Su
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco City Impact is a Christ centered organization located in the Tenderloin with the core values of loving God and loving your neighbor. Students will participate in food preparation and service, food packing and delivery to SRO’s, street ministry, community outreach events, and prayer walks. April 3-7, Cost - $600, Leaders: Mr. Michael Wilton & Mr. Stewart Joslyn
We will travel with Praying Pelican Missions, an organization that exists to build up, encourage, and assist the local Church in serving and reaching their communities for Christ. Students will work with small church plants, serving the homeless in a variety of ways, and participating in street ministry. April 1-7, Cost - $1,100, Leaders: Mrs. Amy Myers & Mr. Dean Otsuka
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian organization called to feed God’s starving children hungry in both body and spirit. Students will pack dry ingredient meals in the TKA gym Monday - Wednesday and will participate in a TBD service project on the TKA campus on Thursday. April 3-6, Cost - $375, Leaders: Mrs. Ali Schoch & Mrs. Stacey Reed
Students will travel to Mexico to work on construction service projects. Plans are still TBD as we are working on rebuilding this trip this year. April 1-7, Cost - $800, Leaders: Mr. Rob Starke & Mr. Matt Tompkins
We will travel with Praying Pelican Missions, an organization that exists to build up, encourage, and assist the local Church in serving and reaching their communities for Christ. We will be serving the Native American community, and students will participate in residential and church repairs, youth and kids outreach, and homeless ministry. April 1-7, Cost - $1,500, Leaders: Mrs. Alice Wu & Mrs. Lisa Park
Eligibility Requirements for Service with Your Local Church
Service must occur during TKA's Service Week
The Church must be Christ centered
There is a spiritual component to the service
There is a relational component to service
The recipients have material needs
Students are serving across economic, geographic, or ethnic groups
Students are serving outside their comfort zone
Servant Leadership in Action
6th & 7th Grade Service 2023
One of the core values and part of the mission of TKA is developing servant leadership.Each year, high school students embark on local, domestic, and global service trips. We are excited to announce that our sixth and seventh graders will participate in a service project as well! This year we will be serving elementary students at Jeanne R. Meadows Elementary.
Art is a luxury for the Kindergarten-6th grade students in the Franklin-McKinley Elementary School District in South San Jose. Many of these students do not have access to art supplies in their school classrooms or at home. As a Title 1 school, they rely heavily on community-based organizations to serve their students who often come from low-income non-English speaking, and/or first-generation families.
To serve these students, TKA is partnering with Audacity Performing Arts Project. This community-based organization provides students with the opportunity to create, explore and learn foundational arts skills through their 24-week in-classroom art program. Audacity's art program teaches basic skills such as using a pair of scissors. They also help students explore their cultural heritage and give them an opportunity to express their God-given creativity through different mediums.
To bless the students at Jeanne R. Meadows Elementary, TKA sixth and seventh graders will have a goal of creating 100 portable art kits that Audacity can use throughout the year in these classrooms. We will put together the art kits in our home groups, and write notes to the students who will receive them, during chapel on Thursday, April 6, 2023.
We are encouraging our students, with the support of our parents, to earn money through a variety of ways to purchase the art supplies.