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
Additionally, each year, our 7th and 8th graders participate in a local Louisville Service Day, while our 8th graders are also able to participate in an optional three-day Kentucky service mission trip to the Appalachian areas of Kentucky.
- 7th graders and 8th graders participate in a day of service at local food pantries, community gardens, clothing closets, soup kitchens, and service missions, including Dare to Care, St. Vincent DePaul, Catholic Charities of Louisville, and other organizations. Each homeroom partners with a Louisville community partner organization to complete a variety of service projects on their campus. Students, parents, teachers, and administrators work together on these annual service days.
- 8th graders are also invited to apply for one of two annual fall trips to repair homes with an Appalachia-based service organization. Each trip involves 40 - 50 students working to repair and improve homes in Eastern Kentucky communities, as well as serving in schools, animal shelters, nursing homes, and other community outreach organizations, as needed. Parents, teachers, school and parish staff, and parishioners are invited to serve as chaperones on this trip.
Our Student Council, comprised of 6th - 8th grade students, also leads school-wide initiatives throughout the year.
Our Kentucky Student YMCA chapter
organizes service projects to correspond with their KYA
conferences. Service drives or projects correspond to the focus of their KYA Bill and KUNA resolution. While the projects focus on KYA and KUNA students participating, all HT families are invited to donate/participate if they're interested.
Interested in getting involved? 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 grade level service-learning coordinator.