The Christian Service program at Saint Joe provides students the opportunity to serve God, the Church and the world.
Every student possesses unique gifts granted by God. At Saint Joe, we aim for students to discover their gifts, and to apply them in ways that benefit others, particularly the poor and marginalized. Students complete a minimum of 20 hours of unpaid service to non-profits annually, engaging in the real-life application of Catholic Social Teaching or enacting a Spiritual or Corporal Work of Mercy. We hope to develop a culture of service that extends well beyond the required 20 hours of service and a student's four years at Saint Joseph High School to spend a life serving with joy.
Service Based Learning Requirements (SBL)
SBL is required of all sophomores. It is also required of Juniors and Seniors who transfer into Saint Joseph High School. SBL fulfills one of three graduation requirements for the State of Indiana. SBL has a total of 7 assignments involving reflection and a presentation of a final project. These are done concurrently with the 20 hours of service. These assignments can be found in the SBL course in Canvas. This is also where assignments are submitted. Successful completion of SBL appears on a student's permanent transcript.