As a Catholic Christian School founded within the
Lasallian tradition we are called to help the poor and unfortunate, and
for that matter, to help anyone in need. The goal of the Christian
Service program is to instill in students the senses of Christian and
civic responsibility that manifests itself as acts of community or
charitable service. This is one of the foundational principles of the
schools founded or inspired by St. John Baptist de La Salle. While we
hope that students will undertake their service work in a spirit of
generosity and love, La Salle requires that students complete a minimum
of 15* hours of service each year.
In order to expose our student population to a wide
range of service experiences, La Salle High School requires that half of service hours be offered to the economically poor, unfortunate or
disadvantaged, the infirm or elderly. These hours are commonly known as
red service hours. The other half of service hours may involve service at a
parish church, school or civic need. Throughout the school year,
opportunities are offered for students that fulfill or help fulfill the
service requirement for each type of service work. While all student
smust meet the minimum of 60 total hours* of Christian service to
graduate, many students offer many more hours of service to a multitude
of social service agencies.
In addition to a service requirement, La Salle High
School also adopts certain outreach projects and causes. Every week a
charitable "mission collection" is held with the proceeds of these
collections supporting various social service agencies in our city,
nation and beyond. La Salle High School also holds an annual "Truck Full
of Love" canned food drive to benefit the tremendous efforts of the
Little Sisters of the Poor. Furthermore, in recent years La Salle High
School has raised thousands of dollars to benefit such agencies as St.
Francis Seraph Soup Kitchen, Crayons to Computers, Mission Honduras, Our
Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, De La Salle Black feet Middle School, and
...Called to Serve!
*The service requirement for classes prior to the class of 2014 is 40 hours.