Cadet Life

Community Service

Not for Ourselves Alone
True to our stated mission, we feel it is important that MMA cadets are involved in something bigger than ourselves. Becoming a leader means engaging a variety of learning opportunities and being of service to the community. Leadership gives cadets a sense of purpose and meaning beyond the classroom and the sports field.

Regularly scheduled community service opportunities can include visits to the animal shelter, blood drives, or historic restoration projects. Extra-curricular clubs and mentor groups also plan many community service projects throughout the year.

Being of service embodies our motto: Non Nobis Solum. Not for Ourselves Alone. We encourage you to join us!

Community Service Testimonials

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  • Consulate Health Care

    Several Cadets performed community service at Consulate Health Care in Woodstock, VA. They served drinks and desserts and visited with the patients. Everyone commented on how polite they were and how nice they looked in their uniforms. Teresa Downey, the Director of Activities, told the cadets how much their help was appreciated and invited them back.
  • Holiday Homes Tour 2016

    Dear Dr. Skipper -
         On behalf of the Holiday Homes Tour Committee of the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, I would like to sincerely thank you for extending the hospitality of Beverly Farms to guests participating in the 2016 tour.
         We are also greateful for the participation and assistance of the Academy staff and cadets who made such an important contribution of time, effort, and expertise, to bring the public portion of your house to life. Please extend our thanks to those individuals.
  • Town Halloween Celebration

    On behalf of the Town of Woodstock Enhancement Committee, I exted a big thank you for your participation in Halloween on Court Square this year. The event attracted an estimated eight hundred people and I know the community enjoys the interaction with the cadets. And the Enhancement Committee really appreciates the help with activities!

    Thank you for your continued service to our town and time spent volunterring at our events. We look forward to continuing this relationship and wish you all a very blessed holiday season.
  • Cadets Helped Catholic Outreach Sort Their Inventory

    Dear Dr. Skipper:
    I don't know what we would have done if your eighteen Cadets had not volunteered to assist in moving our Catholic Outreach store. They were polite, respectful, listened well, worked hard, of good cheer and miraculously got the job done in 2 1/2 hours. This was an 8-room house with a double garage stuffed to the core with clothing, household items, furniture, and shelving. We truly were expecting this to be an all-day project.

    Colonel Marcelo Goncalez was paramount in organizing the Cadets and working with us. We ended with a pizza party and allowed each Cadet to take one item from our stock. It was truly delightful to see their energy and playfulness as they scoured the treasures. We cannot thank you enough for allowing them to not only assist, but actually being the muscle behind the move. May God bless you, Massanutten Military Academy, and all the Cadets.

    Sincerely in Christ,
    Rev. Michael Dobbins, Pastor

    God love you,
    Karlene K. Webster, President
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  • MMA Hosted Relay for Life

    Dear MMA, 

    On behalf of the American Cancer Society, I want to extend our sincere gratitude to Massanutten Military Academy for joining the Relay for Life of Shenandoah County as a 2016 sponsor and Community Partner.
  • Cadets Helped Catholic Outreach Move Locations

    Dear Dr. Skipper & Col. Goncalez:

    Once again, the Catholic Outreach cannot thank you enough for all the hard work your ten cadets performed on behalf of the poor of Shenandoah Co.  

    Yes, moving 200 plastic bins of clothes, 9 doors, and a 150 lb iron coal bin helps our poor.  The more organized our store is, the more items sell, the more bills we can pay for those in crisis. 

    But, more importantly is the profound respect your cadets have for our staff, and their constant good nature while doing a strenuous job. 

    On behalf of the 2,600 poor we serve, thank you, thank you, thank you!! 
    God love you,
    Karlene Webster, President
    Catholic Outreach
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Community Service News

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MMA changed my son's life for the better. I would highly recommend to any parent whose child needs some direction, structure and encouragement.

- Kim Elshafie
Massanutten Military Academy is a co-ed non-profit boarding and day school for grades 612.