Each year students at CJ are challenged to fulfill a service component for their religion classes. Service requirements are documented by individual religion teachers. All student service is tracked on “Helper Helper,” an online service tracking program.
Service Required For Each Grade Level
FRESHMAN YEAR AND SOPHOMORE YEARS
Freshman will complete 2 service activities per quarter or 4 total service activities for the semester in which they take Religion. Sophomores will complete 4 activities per quarter or 8 total service activities for the semester in which they take Religion. Students will choose these activities from a menu of service activities which will be provided by the student’s religion teacher. This menu will include service opportunities that can be done from home and/or are virtual. Traditionally, an activity is an hour worth of effort. Students will use the menu of service activities to develop a proposal for their service efforts that will help them stay on track. The proposal will also help the religion teachers to hold students accountable for their progress during the semester.
JUNIOR YEAR: 12 SERVICE EXPERIENCES
Juniors, with the guidance of their religion teachers, will create a proposal of the service project they will work on during their semester religion class. Service projects must connect to Catholic Social Teaching and incorporate social justice issues such as animal welfare, care for the aging, care for those with disabilities, care for the environment, youth in need, homelessness, hunger, poverty, and pro-life. Proposals will need to allow for service opportunities that can be done from home and/or are virtual. In addition, their service requirement will consist of 12 service experiences, which is approximately 12 hours of service.
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.