The Christian Service Program at Brother Martin High School aims to inspire members of the Brother Martin community to embody the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the principles of Catholic social teaching, and the charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart through experiences of and critical reflection on direct service to people who are underserved in our world. The program seeks to help students begin to reflect on the complexity of our world’s social issues and their responsibility in using their unique gifts and talents for the promotion of social justice and the common good. It hopes to instill in its participants a lifelong commitment to service and courageous advocacy for justice through the development of the virtues of solidarity, charity, and justice as modeled in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Documentation of completed service hours must be submitted to the student’s Religion teacher by Wednesday, March 8, 2023 (early turn in for 4th quarter exam exemption eligibility by Tuesday, January 31, 2023). In order to be accepted, documentation must be on the letterhead of the organization where the service was done and include the following information: the student’s name, a brief description of the work performed, the date(s) when the work was done, the total number of hours served, and the student’s immediate supervisor and his/her contact information.
Students who do not submit acceptable verification that they have completed the required service hours by the due date will receive an Incomplete (I) for their 3rd quarter Religion grade until acceptable verification is submitted. Additionally, they may be expected to complete additional service hours. Completion of the required service hours is mandated for advancement to the next grade level and for graduation. Thus, students may have to make up their service hours at credit recovery in the summer if they do not submit acceptable verification that they have completed the required service hours before 4th quarter exams.
If you have any questions, please email Mr. Chris McCabe, the Christian Service Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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8TH GRADE – 10 hours, at least half (>5) of which must be carried out with a preapproved non-profit organization that cares for the environment.