He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
Patriots on Mission was launched in 2018 as a school-wide missions initiative. The goal of Patriots on Mission is to develop our students to be the next generation of servant leaders, who will be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community and the world. Through partnerships with like-minded organizations, our students serve both locally and globally through quarterly school-wide mission projects and additional missional projects. These projects are primarily funded by our monthly ‘No Uniform Day’ donations given by students, and additional donations by parents.
Donations & Projects Made Possible by Patriots on Mission
- Collected and packed over 2000 bags of food towards the Backpack Program
- Delivered weekly meal bags through the Backpack Program to under-resourced students at neighboring Southwest Senior High School, totaling over 2000 bags to-date
- Donated over 2000 boxes to Operation Christmas Child
- Donated over $3500 to the Heartbeat of Miami organization
- Donated over 600 student kits, 60 teacher kits, and 3000 meals to Mission to Haiti families
- Sent a team of FCS staff members to serve on a Mission Trip in Haiti
- Donated over 150 meals to first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Donated 100 hand-washing stations to Haiti during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Backpack Program
The Backpack Program meets the needs of children across Miami by feeding hungry bellies with food and hungry hearts with the hope and love found in Christ. FCS holds bi-annual food drives followed by packing events where students bag meals to be delivered. Patriot Scholars and National Honor Society students, accompanied by an FCS faculty, deliver these meals to under-resourced students at neighboring Southwest Senior High School. The FCS students and staff who deliver to the school not only seek to satisfy the needs of the hungry children, but to also form relationships with the office staff, security guards, and administrators. The prayer is for God to open doors and soften hearts as they plant the seed of the Gospel in a tangible way.
Operation Christmas Child (OCC)
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a real way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Every year, OCC collects shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for children around the world. Since 1993, more than 178 million children in more than 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. The project delivers not only the joy of what, for many kids, is their first gift ever, but also gives them a tangible expression of God’s love. Each November, the FCS faculty hold packing parties in their classrooms and students bring boxes packed from home with their families to donate to OCC.
Heartbeat of Miami
The mission of Heartbeat of Miami is to join with our community in establishing lifesaving, life-changing pregnancy help medical clinics in the neediest neighborhoods of South Florida. Since 2007, Heartbeat of Miami Pregnancy Help Medical Clinics have been providing “Life Saving Help in a Life Changing Way” to women and couples with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. FCS hosts an annual staff versus students “Dodge for Dollars” dodgeball tournament, where all the proceeds are donated to this local, gospel-driven organization.
Mission to Haiti
Mission To Haiti is a Child Sponsorship organization that supports children and young people to receive a Christian education, meals at school, and health care through their medical clinics. Their goal is to see these young people receive Christ as their Savior and become leaders for positive change in Haiti. FCS partners with Mission to Haiti in a variety of ways, through promoting their child sponsorship program, donating school kits and meals, and sending staff and students on spring break mission trips to serve the people of Haiti.
The WOW Center
The WOW Center is an Adult Day Training (ADT) center that currently supports and serves over 200 adults with developmental disabilities from Miami-Dade County who range in ages from 21 to 80. Since its founding, The WOW Center has broadened its programs and activities and amassed an enviable reputation throughout South Florida.
FCS designates one day a month as a Patriots on Mission ‘No Uniform Day’. On these days, students must adhere to the dress procedures for No Uniform Days as per pg. 34 in the Parent Student Handbook. Each student’s online donation of $10 covers all 10 No Uniform Days and all funds go towards our Patriots on Mission Program.
Shine Bright Month 2020
Student Video from Mission Trip
Southwest Senior High School Thank You Video
160 Meals Delivered to First Responders