Service at St. Joseph High School
One of the goals at St. Joes is to make students more aware of the needs of others and of our shared responsibility to help those in need. We take our motto of “Privilege and Responsibility” very seriously. We strive to build a culture of service where helping those in need is more of a joy than a requirement.
St. Joseph High School students come to discover a true love of service. By the time they graduate, they view service not as a requirement but as a civic responsibility to their communities - locally and globally.
Hours of service are performed by SJ students each year.
St Joes has taught me to give back to the community through faith and service. That's exactly what I've learned to do and will continue to do throughout my life.Nate, '23.
I am proud to come to a school that encourages us to volunteer. We learn about the needs of others and how we can help have a positive impact on our community. Serving helps us build character because we learn to put others before ourselves and develop gratitude.
School-Wide Community Service Projects
In addition to their typical service hours, all students and families are encouraged to take part in school-wide community service efforts. These efforts vary from year to year (for example: St. Joes held a collection for Puerto Rico immediately after Hurricane Maria or for Ukraine after the current war began), but typically, students can expect to find:
- Summer Service Opportunities (filling backpacks for elementary school children or packing meals for those in need)
- A Thanksgiving Food Drive
- A Winter Coat/Accessories Drive
Our annual Advent Giving Tree - delivering Christmas gifts to children at The Caroline House and Blessing Bags to the Homeless
- Charity Dress Down Days (at least five throughout the school year)
- Veteran's Day Assembly Drive
- And many more!