A Call To Serve (Acts) is a week-long scheme, rooted in the biblical instruction to ‘love thy neighbour.’ It was initiated to encourage Christlike love and service within our local communities in the aftermath of the 2011 riots that erupted in several London boroughs, towns and cities across England.

With a focus on the vulnerable members of our community, and those with a particular need, (including the elderly, disabled or lone parents), Acts brings together volunteers from Jesus House who donate their time to provide a much-needed clearing and de-cluttering service to our neighbours in the borough of Barnet.

In light of the pandemic, we have had to find other ways to serve our community that fall within the boundaries of the covid-19 guidelines, thus Acts Summer Academy was born.

The aim of the academy, which will run from July 26 to August 20, is to close the achievement gap that had widened and may get even wider due to internet poverty and other disadvantages experienced by vulnerable children in our communities. The academy supports the requirements of the National Curriculum, offering maths, science, English and information technology tuition (FREE) to pupils in Years 7 – 11.

Our call to action

We are seeking children in years 7 – 11 who would benefit from tuition having experienced internet poverty or did not have devices to use to access their school virtual classes. Pupils will have to be referred by registered agencies. Subjects covered include maths, science, English and IT. To register a pupil, please use this link.