Bosco Tech’s Student Life ministry is dedicated to promoting faith formation and personal spiritual growth in each student. Through the school’s many Student Life programs, our young people find an embracing community where they are encouraged to develop their unique gifts while serving others and practicing leadership skills.
Friends of Don Bosco(FDB) is the student leadership program at Bosco Tech, merging Campus Ministry and Student Council into one leadership body, responsible for all Student Life. Members of the FDB program live out the gospel and their Salesian spirit through leadership and service to Bosco Tech and the surrounding community. The FDB prepare and implement a wide range of school activities with the goal of creating a supportive and loving family atmosphere at the school, with an emphasis on the spiritual growth of all.
With support from the entire school community, our students learn the truth of the words from the letter of James (2:17): "…faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead."
Believing that service to others is a pivotal component of education and essential in the development of a mature, vital spiritual life, we provide opportunities for students, both through a set number of required service hours and through extracurricular community-focused opportunities to ‘pay it forward.’ Bosco Tech students are regularly recognized throughout the greater community for their exemplary work with youth and those in need.
- One City: Each class year participates in the highly recognized One City program that unites Bosco Tech and local cities to assist those less fortunate. Service needs and benefits are introduced to freshmen, reinforced with sophomores, linked with the student’s technology major as juniors, and generalized as a social justice imperative in the senior year.
- Sports Teams: Recognizing the value of cooperative work and team-building service, each of Bosco Tech’s nine competitive athletic teams volunteers in local community projects as a unit. Coaches and players agree that the exercise in service is a unifying and enlightening experience.
- Other opportunities: Bosco Tech students are making a difference in the community by independently organizing major service events. For example, last year they:
- raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society with the school’s annual Relay for Life;
- organized a Campaign to End Hunger, an ambitious student-driven outreach effort focused on helping the less fortunate by collecting more than 2,000 pounds of food for a local soup kitchen; and
- participated in National Make a Difference Day, helping local cities in clean-up and beautification efforts.
Liturgies and Retreats Liturgies and special masses are held regularly for the Bosco Tech community to celebrate together. Prayer services are held at various times throughout the year, providing time for sharing and fellowship. All students, faculty and their families are welcome. Students have the opportunity to participate in music ministry and multi-media faith expressions.
Retreats provide students with a break from school studies and a chance to reflect on their relationship with God. The retreat environment emphasizes fun, group activities, the goodness of God, and personal reflection. Each grade level experiences a specific retreat geared for that class. During retreats, students are not pressured or required to participate; participation is always up to each individual. The retreats are put together so that each participant has a good time enjoying the company of friends.
To effectively provide a well-rounded, balanced education, Bosco Tech offers a wide range of Clubs, Organizations and Societies — venues for students to pursue their interests and hone their talents. All students are encouraged to participate!