SENIOR SERVICE PROJECTS
NICARAGUA MISSION TRIP
JESUIT GOLF TEAM SERVICE PROJECT
Each senior at Strake Jesuit is required to complete 100 hours of community service in order to graduate. Senior projects have taken our students to soup kitchens, Native-American missions, summer camps for special-needs children, and many places locally, nationally and abroad. Students can begin earning Senior Service hours as early as Spring Break of their junior year.
The Senior Apostolic Project, a graduation requirement at Strake Jesuit, gives us a chance to make our motto of being "Men for Others" a reality, a chance, in the words of Community Life "to put into practice the attitudes of social justice and Christian concern that are so fundamental to Jesuit education."
Senior Service Project must involve service to the poor. Please note that poverty is broader than just economic disadvantage. Excellent service projects can be created meeting the needs of the elderly, the disabled, the socially marginalized, etc. However, not all volunteer work (though worthy) is appropriate for Senior Apostolic Project.
· Plan your service project and get it approved by the Service Director prior to the end of your Spring semester of your Junior year or before you leave for the summer. You will receive contract letters to complete and return to the Service Office.
· At least 100 hours of service is required by the end of the 1st semester of your senior year. (Plan on having at least 50 hours completed by the end of the first quarter as a progress check).
· Upon completion of service, certify those hours using our volunteer certification form, or, by obtaining a letter from the appropriate supervisor at the organization of service completed, on their letter-head.
· Submit a reflection product (click here for guidelines), in the form of an essay (at least two pages, typed) to your Social Studies teacher in the 1st semester.
Sign-up for small group Reflection meetings throughout the first semester and third quarter with the Service Director.
Failure to certify 100 hours by the end of the first semester date will result in a grade of 'F' on the transcript.
· School mission trips - local, national and international
· Church mission trips affiliated through your parish
· Residential summer camps such as MDA, UCP, Spike 'n' Wave, Camp Champions
· Parish outreach programs
· Catholic Charities Programs such as mentoring refugee children
· Special Olympics
For a list of various organizations and places seeking volunteers, click here or come by the PMC to see any available recent postings on the bulletin board. Note that this database file will be updated as information changes.
Parents with questions should contact Reynold D'Souza, Service Coordinator by e-mail or at 713.448.8437.