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Service Programs

Alternative Spring Break

Each spring break, students can participate in a cultural immersion and community service program. Past trips include tornado relief work and mentoring at-risk high school students at the David School in Appalachia,  KY, Katrina relief work with National Wildlife Federation and Habitat for Humanity in the New Orleans area, home stays and community service in Belize, tutoring youth on the Navajo Nation, and helping construct traditional stoves in a rural village Cordoba, Mexico.

Contact Spencer Moser to learn more. 


After School Programs

Girls of the Berkshires

This program is focused on empowering, engaging and celebrating girls. College students mentor 5th and 6th graders, helping them build their confidence as they talk about subjects such as school, peer pressure, team work, body image and care, bullying, and healthy choices. 

Write Stuff

5th and 6th grade students are paired with a college mentor who helps them get the creative juices flowing as they write on various topics and share their writing with their peers. The focus of this program is finding inspiration through different prompts and activities. 

H.A.L.F Times (Health, Athletics, Lifetime Fitness) HALFtimes

College volunteers engage and educate local 2nd - 4th grade youth on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Program partners include Athletics, Health Services, Athletic Training staff and Intramurals. Past sessions include clinics with various sports teams as well as a lesson on healthy eating.

Dance Program

College mentors help kids feel more comfortable in their bodies and confident in their movements as they explore and learn about different styles of dance. This program invites students and mentors of all dance expertise, and will culminate with the students putting on a dance show of their own on the MCLA campus. 

STAGE RIGHT Theater Program  
This program is designed to teach 5th and 6th grade students confidence, public speaking, acting skills and techniques through improv games, stage management, costume and prop design. These skills are showcased in a short performance at the end of the year. 



For more information, please contact Spencer Moser or Christopher Hantman.