Religion Service Requirements

Each year students at CJ are challenged to fulfill a service component for their religion classes. Service requirements are documented by individual religion teachers. All student service is tracked on “Helper Helper,” an online service tracking program.

Service Required For Each Grade Level

FRESHMAN YEAR: 2 SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL (PER SEMESTER) = 2 hours of service each semester
All freshmen are required to participate in two service opportunities per semester during the school year. Each of them must be a pre-approved site that is posted on Helper Helper. Permission forms are required by all outside service organizations. A link to the forms is posted on Helper Helper and there are also hard copies available in the Ministry & Service office. The goal for our freshmen is to introduce and expose them to a wide variety of worthwhile service opportunities.  Students are encouraged to sign up as soon as their schedule permits. Experience has shown that waiting until the final possible month may mean service sites will be unavailable.

SOPHOMORE YEAR:  2 SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL AND 1-3 HOURS OF SERVICE TO CJ (PER SEMESTER) = 5 Hours of service each semester
All sophomores are required to participate in two service opportunities per semester. The usual expectation is that students choose the service sites from the Helper Helper list.  Any other service site must be pre-approved by their religion teacher.  Students should sign up as soon as their schedule permits.  Experience has shown that waiting until the final possible month may mean service sites will be unavailable.  In addition to outside service, sophomores are also required to give 1-3 hours of service to CJ per semester. Opportunities for service to CJ include working the Freshmen Orientation, being a Teacher or Office Aide, working in the Development Office, working at Open House or any other work that is done for CJ.  Combined, both the outside service and service to CJ must total 5 hours each semester.

JUNIOR YEAR: 25 HOURS
Juniors provide 25 hours of service to a Dayton community agency. Service projects must connect to Catholic Social Teaching and incorporate social justice issues such as aging, disabilities, disadvantaged youth, environment, animal welfare, pro-life, poverty, homelessness and hunger. 

SENIOR YEAR: SENIOR JUSTICE CAPSTONE
All seniors will complete a senior justice capstone project which will be completed in groups of 2, 3 or 4.  Mrs. Molly Bardine, the capstone coordinator, will help guide students throughout the year.