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Christian Service

“If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also, faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”

(James 2:15-17)

Bosco Tech students will learn the truth of these words from the letter of James.

Because we believe that a positive experience of Christian Service is essential in the development of growth in the spiritual life, we provide this opportunity for our students. With support from the entire school community–parents, teachers, administrators–we provide the opportunity for Christian Service. Guided by Christ’s teaching to love our neighbor, and illustrated by Don Bosco’s example of loving kindness, Bosco Tech develops young men of all faiths who:

  • understand the importance of service to the local, national, and world communities
  • are motivated to lead lives of distinguished service

In order to achieve this, Bosco Tech’s Christian Service Program enables students to volunteer their time in service to others by meeting the following requirements:

  1. Each student must complete a minimum of 25 hours of Christian Service per year, with at least 15 of these hours being performed off campus. This service is meant to benefit the student’s local church, neighborhood, the needy, and/or the Bosco Tech community. If a student is already completing Christian Service for another organization, such as a parish confirmation program or the Boy Scouts, and the hours satisfy these requirements, they may be approved by the Coordinator for Youth Ministry (CYM). Only hours that have been completed from September 1st through March 31st of the current school-year will be considered. A student may not earn Christian Service hours for jobs or tasks for which he is being paid. Fundraising activities and individual class projects may not be included.
  2. Approval by the CYM is required for all Christian Service before they are begun.
  3. Completion of the Christian Service Hours Form after all hours are completed.
  4. All service hours must be completed by the end of the 3rd quarter of the school year.

In addition, a report filed at the end of the first and second quarters is required to be filed to the CYM by all students containing:
Details of the status of the student’s service including:

  1. hours completed
  2. location(s) worked at
  3. activities performed
  4. comments from the active supervisor

A one-page (250 word) typed, double-spaced essay explaining the positive outcomes of the project, by explaining how the project(s) he has chosen:

  1. serves others,
  2. benefits a neighborhood or community
  3. has helped him grow in the Spiritual life

Students who do not maintain an active service project, or who fail to complete it, will be placed on probation. The student will remain on probation until he completes all the requirements. Enrollment in the following school year assumes the successful completion of the previous year’s Christian Service requirements. A senior who does not complete his Christian Service requirement is ineligible for graduation, and other end-of-the-year senior activities including Prom and Grad Night.

Download: Christian Service Hours Form