A crucial element in the development of character is the opportunities to lead and to serve. At NFA, students are empowered and given opportunities to lead their peers and to serve their communities. Leadership and service are traditions at NFA that began even before doors were opened to students. Through innovative leadership and a commitment to serve, John Gulliver, founder of NFA, rallied friends and concerned citizens to the cause of endowing a free academy. He believed all students might have the opportunity for an exceptional education. His beliefs live on at NFA.
We believe that our students are at the heart of our organization. The Student Advisory Board (SAB) was organized to give students a forum to promote the common welfare and academic integrity. SAB gives students the opportunity to voice ideas and concerns to the administration. Three committees comprise SAB and fulfill three distinct roles on campus: Activities Committee plans, organizes and implements student activities on and off campus; Logistics Committee implements infrastructure activities; and the Legislative Committee reviews matters brought by students, voices concerns and makes recommendations to the administration. All of the Committees serve vital roles in the NFA community.
Service is another component in the development of character and NFA provides you with numerous opportunities to give back. All student organizations and athletic teams are required to participate in at least one service event per year. Some student organizations, like Project Outreach, make service their primary concern.