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Service Immersion Experiences
 
Appalachia, February 18th - 24th  ...Sign up here for the Winter Break trip!
Nazareth Farm is a Catholic community in rural West Virginia that transforms lives through a service-retreat experience. We are devoted to living out the Gospel message through the cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer, and service. We serve alongside our neighbors to address substandard housing by providing home repair. We celebrate the richness of Appalachia and experience God by building relationships between our volunteers and the local community.
  • Mexico
For the first time, we are offering an international service trip. We will be hosted by the Marist Brothers at the Marist Univeristy at Merida in the Yucatan state of Mexico. There, we will assist local communities in building projects. There will also be opportunities for cultural immersion throughout the entire trip as well as an excursion to Chichen Itza.
Chicago, July 8th - 14th    ... Sign up here for Chicago!
Young Neighbors provides a solid, Catholic approach to service and justice that balances Scripture and Catholic social teaching, direct service, and a justice consciousness. It provides the experiences, skills, and learning needed to make change possible.
Appalachia, August 5th - 11th  ... Sign up here for West Virginia!
Nazareth Farm is a Catholic community in rural West Virginia that transforms lives through a service-retreat experience. We are devoted to living out the Gospel message through the cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer, and service. We serve alongside our neighbors to address substandard housing by providing home repair. We celebrate the richness of Appalachia and experience God by building relationships between our volunteers and the local community.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

The community service program at SJR is designed to expose students to the needs of others in their communities—especially children, the elderly, the disadvantaged, and the handicapped. Through their volunteer efforts, students will spiritually mature as they learn that their service to others is at the heart of the Gospel.

Service hours are a requirement for graduation. There are some changes to the program for the 2017-2018 school year, as indicated below.

  1. Service hours will now be tracked using an online system called X2VOL. Each student has his own account, which can be accessed directly at the www.x2VOL.com website or through his Naviance account (freshmen excepted). In Naviance, the student accesses x2VOL through the Family Connection and then clicks the x2VOL link under Resources.
  2. Theology teachers have instructions on how to log into x2VOL. Students should see their Theology teacher for that information, or they can go to the x2VOL website and play the tutorial videos on how to log into their account.
  3. Freshmen are required to complete 16 hours of service, sophomores 20 hours, juniors 28 hours, and seniors now have a requirement of 20 hours.
  4. Students should be advised that the deadline for each marking period has been put into the x2VOL website. Once a deadline has been reached, students cannot submit any service hours for that marking period. Plan accordingly so that you are not short on hours for any given marking period.
  5.  Award levels have been created for those students who do more than their required number of hours. Students who achieve these levels will be given a certificate, plaque, or medal, depending on the level reached. Student can see their Theology teacher or the Campus Minister for information on each award level.
  6. Policies for our Community Service Program are available from the student’s Theology teacher. Since these policies govern the entire program, students should absolutely obtain a copy of them.
  7. It's never too early to start your hours! Students may begin their service hours over the summer and have them apply towards the coming school year. Some opportunities are available in the links below.
Questions should be directed to the student’s Theology teacher.