ATTN AL STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS;
SERVICE HOURS FOR THE 2102-2013 SCHOOL YEAR ARE DUE TUESDAY, MAY 28TH. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT COMPLETE THEIR SERVICE REQUIREMENT CANNOT BE PROMOTED TO THE NEXT GRADE.
COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR CAN BEGIN AFTER JUNE 1ST. ANY STUDENT WHO DID MORE SERVICE THIS YEAR THAN WAS REQUIRED MAY CARRY 10 SERVICE HOURS FROM THIS YEAR TOWARDS THEIR SOPHOMORE OR JUNIOR REQUIREMENT; OR 8 HOURS TOWARDS THEIR SENIOR REQUIREMENT.
SERVICE MAY BE FULLY COMPLETED DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. FIND SOMETHING YOU ENJOY AND MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FREE TIME!
Campus Kitchens: Help prepare meals for a local youth center. Summer kitchen shifts are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 12:30 -3:30 PM, and beginning the first week of July, the same hours also on Monday. Campus kitchens now serves 200-400 meals a week. Please sign up online at the Campus Kitchens UMASS Boston website.
We are presently interviewing candidates for next year's CKP interns, a wonderful opportunity for leadership for 2 members of the class of 2014. See Ms. O'Brien for further details.
Independence Manor Bingo - has concluded another successful year! We meet in Campus ministry and walk over to the nursing home to play bingo with the residents. Bring a snack or 2liter bottle of soda ( preferrably sugar free) for an extra service hour. Sign up in Campus Ministry next September!
St Coletta School - Students who are willing to go St Coletta during their long block study every cycle, can sign up to help at this school for special needs children. Volunteer time would be from 9-10 AM.
Braintree Buddies Our last meeting was Thursday, May 2nd at 2:30. Sign up in Campus Ministry in September to volunteer for our next event.
My Brother's Keeper in Easton- is looking for volunteers to help with furniture delivery to those in need. Go to their website or stop by Campus Ministry for more information
Summer Service Mission Trip - 13 students are off to Dunbar, PA to do service work in June.
Quincy Track Club - Looking for young men and women to mentor children ages 5-14 in track and field events. Many spring and summer hours available. Aplications are available in Campus Ministry.
Field of Dreams - June 20th at Fenway. Two shifts possible, morning and/or afternoon, doing various activities to support this softball fundraiser. (We offered this activity in the fall and were invited back). Must sign up by May 3rd in Campus Ministry.
Braintree Municipal Golf Course - volunteers needed to supervise and guide special needs golfers on the driving rane on Monday evenings, 5:30-7:30 from Aprill 22 to October 14th. At the end of the season, volunteers play in a foursome for the end of season tournament. Contact information available in Campus Ministry.
Good Samaritans - looking for teens to volunteer to staff the hotline for suicide prevention. Check out thier website and volunteer online.
PURPOSE OF SERVICE:
In keeping with the mission of the school, Christian service provides a way for students to "put their faith into action." Students must complete a TOTAL of 70 hours of community service by the end of the THIRD TERM of their senior year. Students who transfer to the school mid-year, or in their sophomore or junior years, should see the Campus Ministry Department to work out the adjusted service hours that are required.
The AWHS CAMPUS MINISTRY defines service as “the generous giving of one’s time for the benefit of or on behalf of another person without compensation, in imitation of the example Christ set for us.” In other words, students should not be paid for service; students cannot claim service hours for responsibilities done at home such as babysitting, yard work, doing homework, or helping family members.
GRADE 9 must complete 15 service hours by Memorial Day
GRADE 10 must complete 20 service hours by Memorial Day
GRADE 11 must complete 20 service hours by Memorial Day
GRADE 12 must complete 15 service hours by the end of the THIRD TERM
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Service hours completed in the summer MUST be received by the end of the FIRST TERM or these hours expire. Half of the following years’ service hours may be completed during the summer.
All other service hours MUST BE RECEIVED within two months of the COMPLETION OF THE SERVICE. For example: a student works as a volunteer at Brockton Hospital from October through the month of February. The service paperwork is due by the end of April or the service hours expire. Service completed in the summer must be received by the end of October.
Students who fail to complete the above service hours at the end of the academic year may not come back to the school until these hours are completed by the start of the next academic year.
Paperwork needs to completed when completing a service project. These can be obtained on the website under service forms. Students who do their service at the school need not fill out this section of the reflection forms. Students must complete a service sheet for every site in which service is completed.
Campus Ministry Department provides weekly opportunities for students.