“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
–Martin Luther King, Jr.
Service to our community was written into the original charter of The MASTERS Program by our founder, John Bishop. We at TMP believe that hands-on learning and knowing that you are helping others is a way to build self-esteem and a sense of confidence in one’s place in the world.
TMP students serve in the community on a regular basis helping elderly people clean their houses, farming at the Santa Fe Community Farm, or working with dogs and cats at the Humane Society Shelter. They are also encouraged to serve everyday through actions as simple as holding a door for someone, offering to carry a heavy load or to move chairs.
Service is part of all Friday projects and includes county trail maintenance, school leadership activities, working on media arts for TMP and wetlands maintenance, to name a few.
Community Service Days also occur a few times a year when students and staff meet in the community to provide hours of labor to help others.
Community Service Day August 18, 2017:
SFCC Garden and West Wing Entrance Landscaping
Pasa Tiempo Senior Residence
SF Community Farm
Santa Fe Watershed Association Arroyo Chamiso Cleanup
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens
Santa Fe County Trail Maintenance
Santa Fe Railyard Park
Kingston Senior Living Facility
PAWS (Promoting Animal Welfare Through Service at the SF Animal Shelter)
Pinon Elementary School (Classroom Aides)
Comedy Improv and Acting
Wildlife Conservation at Caja del Rio Wildlife Area
The New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Horse Riding
Trails and Public Lands (with Santa Fe County Trail Maintenance)
Sports and Mentoring
Mind, Body and Soul Empowerment
Chainbreaker Collaborative and Bike and Bike Trail Maintenance
Hydroponics, Aquaponics and Soilless Production Systems (GRHS 123 for credit)
Letters of recognition