Students live their faith in action through a wide variety of programs coordinated through the Ministry and Service office. The core value of service at Chaminade Julienne is to serve a wide range of people and inspire students to be people of service. In four years, a student will have the opportunity to serve the local, national and international communities through programs offered frequently through the school year like REACH, Little Sibs and Join Hand Miami Valley described below, or through one of our service learning trips (mission trips).
Service Programs Offered
REACH (Recreating Earth as Christ Hopes)
REACH provides an opportunity for all students to become involved in community service. Every Wednesday, a group of students offers service at various service agencies in the Miami Valley. Students begin service after school on a designated day and return by 4 or 5 pm depending on the site. Transportation is provided.
Little Sibs Program
CJ's "Little Sibs" program is open to juniors and seniors. Students are paired with a student from a designated elementary school and once a week, visit their "little sibling" serving as a role model and mentor for the younger children. Members of this group are responsible for planning and carrying out activities for the "Littles."
Current sophomores and juniors can apply for this program by picking up an application in the Ministry and Service office or by clicking here.
Join Hands Miami Valley
For more than 20 years, many CJ students have spent the last weekend in October "joining hands" with several community organizations in the Miami Valley to volunteer at local parks and homeless shelters, clean up neighborhoods and visit nursing homes. The project known as Join Hands Miami Valley serves as the area's celebration of National Make a Difference Day, and is orgainized by the United Way of Greater Dayton.
Student leaders are taksed with organizing small groups of classmates and faculty and staff members to work at 15 to 20 service sites throughout the area. In the spring of 2009, Join Hands Miami Valley was recognized by Ohio's governor as one of the state's top ten volunteer projects conducted on "Make a Difference Day." In 2012, the United Way successfully doubled its efforts with roughly 30 local non-profit agencies pitching in at nearly 40 project sites. Read more about CJ's 2012 JHMV participation >