SAINT VIATOR STUDENTS ARE READY TO SERVE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The young women and men of Saint Viator High School become faith-filled changemakers in the world through the school’s robust service program. Our students learn to understand and identify needs inside and outside of their own communities and then provide time and energy to make a profound transformation in the lives of others. Through this enriching process, students develop their faith, hope, empathy, leadership, problem-solving skills, and entrepreneurial thinking to address injustices.
- Explore the causes, connections, and consequences of justice issues.
- Reflect on these issues through our Catholic faith, scripture, Catholic social teaching, and the lived experience of our Viatorian community.
- Act and respond to these injustices through direct service or through actions of social change.
Serving others promotes faith leadership, self-confidence, a genuine happiness boost, new friendships, and missionary discipleship.
VIATORIAN SERVICE LEARNING
Beginning in the fall of 2020, we will be reducing the service hour requirement for each grade level; moving from 25 hours per year (for a total of 100 over 4 years) to a graduated system increasing the hours due year to year. Our expectation is that each student must complete at least half of their required hours for the year by the end of the first semester, January 19, 2021. Additionally, for this first semester, we are no longer requiring students to distinguish service hours within the categories of “marginalized,” “in-house,” or “other” considering the fact that direct, in-person service can present higher risks for vulnerable individuals due to COVID-19. The requirements for each grade level will be:
Freshmen: 10 Hours
Sophomores: 15 Hours
Juniors: 20 Hours
Seniors: 20 Hours