Our mission is to teach students that our calling as Catholics is to serve God by sharing our time, talent, and treasure with others. The goal of our program is to show the students a variety of ways in which they can serve others by using their gifts through service-learning.
All grades have a community social services agency that they serve throughout the year, chosen to coincide with the seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching:
- Dignity of the Human Person
- Call to Family, Community, and Participation
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Preferential Option for and with People who are Poor
- Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
- Care for God's Creation
Our Student Council, comprised of 6th - 8th grade students, also leads school-wide initiatives throughout the year.
- Ongoing crayon, marker, and printer cartridge Recycling Collection Programs for Crayon Initiative and Color Cycle, as well as our school and parish recycling bin program
- Halloween "Scare Out Hunger" Food Drive to support local food pantries (delivered as part of our 7th Grade Service Day in Louisville to Dare to Care, St. Vincent DePaul, and Catholic Charities)
- Lenten Rice Bowl Program for Catholic Relief Services
- Lenten WaterStep Used Shoe Drive to support clean water initiatives
- Mayor's Give a Day of Service projects in each grade level
- End of the Year Book Drive to support school library summer reading goals and local service initiatives, including Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services and CC's young families
- End of the Year Used School Supply Drive to support Catholic Enrichment Center, Catholic Charities, and other educational organizations
Additionally, each year, our 7th graders participate in a local Louisville Service Day and our 8th graders are able to participate in a three-day Kentucky service mission trip to the Appalachian areas of Kentucky.
- 7th graders deliver the school's canned and boxed food drive donations from our annual "Scare Out Hunger" drive during a day of service at local food pantries, community gardens, clothing closets, soup kitchens, and service missions, including Love City, Dare to Care, St. Vincent DePaul, and Catholic Charities. Each homeroom partners with a Louisville mission organization to complete a variety of service projects on their campus. Students, parents, teachers, and administrators work together on this annual service day.
- 8th graders repair homes during their days of service. In partnership with an Appalachia ministry organization, our Counselor and Director of Student Activities invite 8th graders to apply for one of two annual trips in October or November. Each trip involves 30-40 students working to repair and improve homes in Eastern Kentucky communities, as well as serve in schools, animal shelters, nursing homes, and other community outreach organizations. Parents, teachers, school and parish staff, and parishioners are invited to serve as chaperones on this trip.
Please contact Ashley Davenport
, Director of Student Activities, to get involved in any of our Service Learning program partnerships, serve as a chaperone, or be a room/grade level service-learning coordinator.