Soccer Players & Servant Leadership
The mission of Jacksonville College is to provide a quality education from a biblical worldview that challenges minds, transforms lives, and equips students for servant leadership and lifelong learning. This Spring 2019, JC soccer students, under the leadership of Coach Martin Melchor, were actively involved in serving the local community in a variety of ways.
In February, the men’s and women’s soccer teams visited Jacksonville’s Angelina House senior living community to help celebrate the birthdays of residents with February birthdays. The students made special memories with the residents by singing with them, talking with them and encouraging them, and enjoying birthday refreshments with them.
Soccer players celebrate February birthdays for residents at the Angelina House in Jacksonville.
In March, soccer players read Dr. Seuss books to children from Fred Douglass, Joe Wright, West Side, and East Side elementary schools in Jacksonville as part of Read Across America Week.
Soccer player reading to elementary students during Read Across America Week
On April 2-4, during Autism Awareness Week, the soccer teams hosted life skills classes for special needs children from three Jacksonville elementary schools.
On Saturday, April 6, the athletes hosted the 2019 New Summerfield ACE Program Soccer Clinic for children from kindergarten through 8th grade. The Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program offers free afterschool programming to economically disadvantaged schools across the state, and the soccer clinic was a fun way for children to learn new skills and enjoy interacting with college soccer players.
2019 New Summerfield ACE Program Soccer Clinic
Jacksonville College is proud of our student athletes who volunteer to serve in the local community.