The Christian Action Program is a student-run organization dedicated to improving the surrounding community through ongoing acts of service. One of the most active programs at Devon, C.A.P consists of students from grades six to twelve. The club serves several purposes; while attending to the spiritual and physical needs of those in the area, it also offers Devon students a unique opportunity to take roles of responsibility and use their skills to accomplish meaningful work.
C.A.P.’s Annual Events:
School Supplies Drive: Devon students and families bring in new school supplies over the summer to ensure that disadvantaged children can start the school year off with everything that they need. Each year Devon donates thousands of assorted supplies to Saint Elizabeth’s Community Center in North Philadelphia through this Drive.
Peanut Butter Meets Jelly: A freshman service project between the young men of Devon Prep and a local girls school. More than 400 PB&J sandwiches are made for the Patrician Society of Norristown. It’s a way for the young men and women to meet one another and serve the less fortunate in the region.
Up For a Cause: In the Fall of 2015, Devon Prep Upper School students stayed “Up for a Cause” to raise more than $25,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Middle School students participate in their own “Up for a Cause” in the spring semester.
Harvest TIDE Food Drive: CAP collects canned goods and frozen turkeys for St. Elizabeth’s Community Center in North Philadelphia. Sixth through 12th graders collect more than 5 000 food items each year. When the food is delivered to the center, the C.A.P. students get to see firsthand the huge impact of their work.
February Blood Drive: Working in partnership with the American Red Cross, C.A.P facilitates the donation of dozens of quarts of blood by Devon teachers and students.
Clothing Drive: Carried out all throughout the year, the drive also benefits St. Elizabeth’s Community Center and the Northern Home for Children.
Moderator: Mrs. Elizabeth Eshleman
Co-Presidents: Matthew Kelly, Keane White
Co-Vice Presidents: Jack Marquis, Luke Farnsworth