Christian Service Program: The Christian Service Program is an ongoing opportunity for students to participate in the practical charity of Christ toward others. It’s purpose is to help students find their calling, grow in their relationship with God and Church, deepen their compassion, strengthen their humility and ultimately to share God’s love with others. Each student is required to complete twenty hours of service to our greater community per year.
Christian Service Project:
Students and families will be notified when a student is behind by more than ten hours. Hours can be checked on Ren Web.
Theology 9 CSP Focus
-Freshmen are required to complete 20 hours of community service by the end of their freshman year.
-Hours begin accumulating after their first day of school at St. Francis.
-These hours must be served with 3-4 different areas of need. For example environment, children, homeless, and animals.
-A video presentation will be due at end of year
Theology 10 CSP Focus
-Sophomores are required to complete 20 hours of community service by the end of their sophomore year.
-The hours must be served with 2-3 different areas of need. For example environment, children and homeless.
-A reflection journal/paper will be due at end of year
Theology 11 CSP Focus
-Juniors are required to complete 20 hours of community service by the end of their Junior year.
-The hours must be served with 1-2 different areas of need with a focus on social justice issues.
-The expectation is for the Junior to find an area of interest and get familiar with the agencies that are serving this need. It is expected for the Junior to begin building a relationship with a service agency.
-A research paper and project will be due at the end of the year.
Theology 12 CSP Focus
Service Reflection Journal for seniors
-Seniors are required to complete 20 hours of community service one month prior to their graduation date
-The hours must be served with one agency or on one focus area.
-The expectation is for Seniors to dedicate their service to one organization or create an original project.
-A monthly reflection journal will be completed on the 24th of each month
-Final projects will be presented to the larger community at the end of the year
Where to find service opportunities
-The CYM posts service opportunities regularly on the door of H33
-Service hours may be performed at any non-profit, church or school
-There are web sites to help in your search
-Fundraising activities may not be included as service projects
Projects should be an unpaid activity, and should benefit individuals or groups outside the school. Examples of typical service projects follow:
- Working in a food center preparing, collecting, distributing or serving food
- Going to a convalescent hospital(s) and visiting with the people living there
- Tutoring students from other schools
- Reading to the sight-impaired or blind
- Helping at a hospital as a volunteer
- Teaching religious education in a parish program
- Coaching, or helping to coach, an elementary school athletic team
- Cleaning parks, roadsides, cemeteries, or beaches
- Helping civic groups (Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, Y.L.I.) on a regular basis
- Serving at your parish mass as a lector, musician, or alter server
- Helping at animal shelters
- Helping at a community garden