Junior Service Project

The junior service project is Jesuit’s most intensive service requirement. During the calendar year that stretches from the middle of junior to the middle of senior year, students perform 100 hours of service with a single agency. That service must consist of direct contact and work with people in need, rather than administrative work. Popular service projects include tutoring and mentoring at-risk children, working at camps for children with disabilities, service trips that involve performing manual labor in a poorer community (both international trips and domestic trips are offered), and working with the elderly. After completing their 100 hours, students write an essay reflecting on their experience, and then participate in a group reflection with a faculty member and several classmates. Upon successful completion of his hours, essay, and group reflection, the student receives a passing grade, which is a requirement for graduation.