The 2020-2021 school year will see adjustments in many areas not the least of these is the Brother Joseph Miggins Service Program. Normally students are required to engage in direct service to and alongside those in need. Unfortunately, the current pandemic will limit the opportunities for the Christian Brothers Academy students and staff to do that. For this year only, the following changes have been made to our service program.
The Brother Joseph Miggins Service Program is meant to inspire Academy men to become true community leaders through service for others. The heart of the Gospel, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” serves as the guiding principle. The program’s goal centers on expanding each student’s perspective of the world, those in it, and connecting them with the truly needy; those who seek a more human quality of life.
Service Hour Requirements by Class Year
To graduate, each Academy man is required to complete a minimum of 50 service hours. Additionally, every student must meet the service hour minimum requirement each year for their specific class year as set forth below. A student who completes 50 hours in one year is still required to complete the minimum hours each subsequent year. Students are encouraged to exceed the required amounts. The Class of 2019 completed over 26,000 service hours, averaging over 100 total hours per student.
The minimum service hour requirements by class year are:
Freshman Year: 10 Hours
Sophomore Year: 15 Hours
Junior Year: 15 Hours
Senior Year: 10 Hours
A generous service to the less fortunate, the needy, the dependent and the poor.
Lasallian Youth Projects
Special Olympics, ARC, and Challenger Sports Programs
Soup Kitchens, Habitat for Humanity
Altar Serving, teaching CCD
Tutoring and similar service projects
What Does NOT Qualify?
A selfless activity that may indeed be generous, but is not oriented towards the less fortunate, the needy, the dependent or the poor.
Athletic competitions and practices
Chores for family members
Apprenticing, mentoring or job shadowing with a business professional
When in doubt, contact your Service Committee Member (listed below).
Start Early, Track Often!
Encourage your son to (1) start as soon as possible and (2) track his service hours. This is a vital component for completing his Service Hours Summary, the National Honor Society application, and any job or college applications.