As part of their service project this summer, seniors Bubby Riley (left) and
Michael Firmin worked with Philip (above) at a summer camp for children
with special needs. Once again, Jesuit’s service project provided Blue Jays
a myriad of opportunities to help people locally, nationally, and overseas.
Jesuit High School has a long history of assisting needy members of the community through its Service Project program. Students share their gifts, talents, energy, and enthusiasm by completing a 100-hour project to help out the poor, the sick, the elderly, the physically and mentally handicapped, and others in some way disadvantaged or disabled.The galleries at right show the Blue Jay spirit in action and recount the memories these students will carry with them long after they have graduated and left the Jesuit campus.\
The program is founded in the teachings of Christ and the tradition of the Catholic Church for social action.
The main focus of the program is that the students have direct contact with people in need. Their responsibilities include working as camp counselors for children with disabilities, visiting the elderly and infirmed, tutoring and teaching inner-city children, and painting and repairing the homes of the poor.
The Service Project course is scheduled as a part of the students’ academic curriculum during the second semester of junior year and the first semester of senior year. During junior year, students choose a service agency and turn in a Service Project contract. The students then work on their projects. During senior year, they write a reflection essay and hold a post-project interview with Service Project Director, Helen Swan.
Blue Jays Learn about Summer Service Opportunities at Annual Fair
Students from the Good Shepherd School explain service opportunities to junior
Felix Ciolino at the annual Service Project Fair held during the lunch hour on
Tuesday. This annual fair provides Blue Jays the chance to learn about
local and regional service needs. All juniors must fulfill a 100 hours
service requirement by the end of the calendar year
before graduating from Jesuit.
2011 Service Project Fair Photo Gallery
Click here to learn more about Jesuit's Service Project.