The Social Service Project is a direct response to the Marianist Characteristics of Education for Formation in Faith, Service, Justice and Peace and Adaptation and Change. It has been part of the Vianney curriculum since the 1970s and many students have remarked that it is one of the highlights of their high school career. We continue the tradition and begin with a series of formation activities to help the students the connection between what the Church asks us to do, what our faith teaches us, and what our everyday experiences teach us about the value of and need for service in the local community.
St. John Vianney High School is dedicated to educating young men for spiritual, academic and personal excellence in the Catholic Marianist tradition. One of our educational goals is to educate for service, justice and peace. It is a significant part of their integral, quality education. The goal of the service project is to involve students with a not-for-profit organization and with people with whom they might not meet during the normal course of the day. Therefore, we want our students to be in direct contact with the elderly, the challenged, youth, the marginalized or the poor. We ask that students not perform clerical work or any other type of work that does not involve contact with the people in need.
Our service project runs for three weeks, from May 11th - 29th, with the exception of Memorial Day. The students are expected to work at least 6 ½ hours per day anywhere between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Each student will be supervised by a Vianney staff member. The students are expected to abide by the school’s Code of Conduct and are encouraged to be positive, dedicated, enthusiastic and hard-working throughout the three weeks.
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To read our SSP Handbook click here.