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Community Service

Community Service

An important component of the Campus Ministry Program at Bishop McGuinness is the Community Service Program.

 A graduation requirement is for each student to volunteer fifteen (15) hours of service each school year under the Community Service program.

The purpose of this program is to encourage students to use their talents and abilities to help someone else. All students are required to volunteer a minimum of seven (7) hours in their community and eight (8) hours in their parish or congregation. However all fifteen (15) hours may be parish/church hours. In order to receive a "satisfactory" (S) on the student's transcript for that school year all hours must be submitted by April 15 of the current school year.

Service hours performed during the summer months will be credited to the following school yearly requirement. For a student to be recognized for community service performed "above and beyond" program requirements, all documentation must be submitted by the program deadline, April 15.

This project is not meant to take the place of a student’s family responsibilities; rather, participation in this program should teach the students that he or she is now capable of taking on additional responsibilities. Service project are intended to be learning experience for the students and not added burdens to the families. We want to make this a positive experience for our students.

If you have any questions regarding the program please feel free to contact the Campus Ministry Office at 336-564-1012.