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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.