The act of a mission is "the call of service that results in learning about life by giving freely of oneself to help another. It benefits the community and the participant." Fundamentally, service learning is a way of fostering learning and development through experience in the real world - John Dewey's experiential learning.
The 7th grade class has the missions project for the month of September. As a class, they have selected the St. Bernard Project (SBP).