Oak Hill Academy believes that serving others is a central component of adolescent development. Many opportunities are provided for students to “give back.” Volunteer programs include: campus service projects, wherein students may assist an administrator in upgrading a particular component of our campus; local missions opportunities regularly offered through Young’s Chapel Baptist Church and the Oak Hill Academy Youth Group to assist the less fortunate of the Mouth of Wilson/Grayson County community–like the “Backpack Ministry,” and “Feeding America.” In addition to continuing support of such causes as Breast Cancer Awareness and hosting Blood Mobiles, students are also encouraged to provide financial support as other specific needs arise. Students are encouraged to “Think globally, but act locally” and our recent record support of the local Angel Tree Project and our Youth Group’s involvement with sponsoring two children through World Vision demonstrate this ideal.
Oak Hill Academy also provides an annual scholarship to a female student from our Baptist boarding school partner in Liberia, Ricks Institute. While OHA provides tuition, room and board, Young’s Chapel Baptist Church is committed to covering Student Expenses for these scholarship recipients. By living together and supporting one another in community, OHA students participate daily in the lives of our guests from Africa.