Religion Service Requirements

Each year students at CJ are challenged to fulfill a service component for their religion classes. Service requirements are documented by individual religion teachers. Students are encouraged to check in the Ministry and Service Office on a regular basis for new service opportunities.

Service Required For Each Grade Level

FRESHMAN YEAR: 2 DIFFERENT SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES (PER SEMESTER)
All freshmen are required to participate in two different service opportunities per semester during the school year. Both must be a pre-approved site offered through the CJ Ministry & Service Office.  Students may stop by the Ministry & Service Office anytime during their free period (before/after school, study hall, homeroom, etc.)  to sign up for a service site.  Service opportunities for freshmen include R.E.A.C.H. and other opportunities in and around our Dayton community that will be advertised out of our office.  These opportunities are also listed in the Student News website under the Ministry & Service tab.  The goal for our freshmen is to introduce and expose them to a wide variety of worthwhile service opportunities.  In addition to that, we also want them to become familiar with and feel comfortable coming to our Ministry & Service office.  By signing up for service opportunities in the Ministry & Service Office, students demonstrate that they know where the Ministry & Service Office is located and become familiar with its resources and staff.  Students are encouraged to sign up as soon as their schedule permits.  Experience has shown that waiting until the final possible month may mean service sites will be unavailable.

SOPHOMORE YEAR:  2 DIFFERENT SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL AND 3 HOURS OF SERVICE TO CJ (PER SEMESTER)
All sophomores are required to participate in two different service opportunities per semester. At least one each semester must be through the CJ Ministry & Service Office and one may be a site of their choosing as long as it is pre-approved by their religion teacher.  Please note that both sites MAY be through the Ministry & Service Office if the student so wishes.  Students may stop by the Ministry & Service Office anytime during their free period (before/after school, study hall, homeroom, etc.)  to sign up for a service site. Opportunities for service outside of CJ include R.E.A.C.H. and other opportunities in and around our Dayton community that will be advertised out of our office.  Students should sign up as soon as their schedule permits.  Experience has shown that waiting until the final possible month may mean service sites will be unavailable.  These opportunities are also listed in the Student News website under the Ministry & Service tab. In addition, sophomores are also required to give 3 hours of service to CJ per semester. Opportunities for service to CJ include working the Freshmen Orientation, being a Teacher or Office Aide, working in the Development Office, or any other work that is done for CJ.

JUNIOR YEAR: 25 HOURS
Juniors provide 25 hours of service to a Dayton community agency. Service projects incorporate social justice issues such as aging, disabilities, disadvantaged youth, environment, animal welfare, pro-life, poverty, homelessness and hunger. Service contact information and site listings can be found on the attached document.

SENIOR YEAR: SENIOR JUSTICE CAPSTONE
All seniors will complete a senior justice capstone project which will be completed in groups of 2, 3 or 4.  Mrs. Molly Bardine, the capstone coordinator, will help guide students throughout the year.