Christian Service Information

Service Hour Requirements

and Explanation

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 High School requires that students complete a minimum of 60 hours of Christian service.

In order to expose our student population to a wide range of service experiences, La Salle High School requires that half of the 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, or white 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 students must 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, Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, The Nativity School located in Shinara Village, Eritrea and many more.

Christian Service Hours Form

Being called to serve is the foundation of the Lasallian education at La Salle. Students are encouraged to serve others through various charities and social service programs. Here are some recommended programs.

Go Do Good

GODOGOOD is an opportunity to put our faith into action by serving Christ through serving others. The Campus Ministry team is offering opportunities to serve at St. Francis Seraph Soup Kitchen and through Fighting Chance at Golden Gloves in OTR. Click here for additional information.

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread provides a warm meal in a safe place for all who come, a place where all are invited to be part of a community that is caring, supportive, accepting and welcoming. The heart of Our Daily Bread ministry is to respond to the needs of the poor; to accept His invitation to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with our God and those whom He sends us each day.

http://www.ourdailybread.us/

St. Francis Seraph Soup Kitchen

St. Francis Seraph Soup Kitchen ministry is dedicated to supplying immediate food needs to the hungry. Meals are provided and prepared by caring people, allowing guests the opportunity for fellowship by sharing a meal in a dignified manner.

http://www.stfrancisseraph.org/SoupKitchen/soupkitchen.htm

Big Brother/ Big Sister of Greater Cincinnati

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is that all children achieve success in school and in life.

www.bigforkids.org

Roman Catholic Parish Weblistings

During the summer months at many of the local parishes there are numerous opportunities to get involved such as Vacation Bible School (VBS), summer festivals, summer neighborhood clean-ups, just to name a few. And so, get off the couch and lend a hand!!

http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/cgi-bin/zyview/D=parish/V=webmhv

U Give

"UGIVE.ORG is a non-profit organization on a mission to catalyze, excite and empower the next generation of volunteers. We make philanthropy relevant to students, guiding them to give their time and talents to build communities. Our goal is to create LIFE-LONG GIVERS!"

http://ugive.org/

Volunteer Match

"Volunteer Match is a leader in the nonprofit world dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and businesses committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations. "

http://www.volunteermatch.org/

Fighting Chance

Fighting Chance's mission is to "enhance the lives of youth through boxing and mentorship.

http://www.givingkidsafightingchance.org/

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