Service Learning

Service Learning

All of the students at Assumption are encouraged to provide service to the school, church, and community. Students in grades PK – 5 are generally involved in group service work, such as participating in food drives, helping out at different events at church, etc.

Assumption requires all students in grades 6, 7, and 8 to perform individual service hours. Grade 6 is required to have 10 hours in a school year, grade 7 is required to have 20 hours in a school year, and 8th grade is required to have 30 hours in a school year. Additionally the 8th graders are required to volunteer 10 of those hours to the school, 10 to the church, and 10 to the community at large.

The reason students are encouraged to do service hours is because that is our mandate. We are supposed to follow in the path set for us by Christ. In the Catechism of the Catholic Church it states:

“The Holy Spirit is the protagonist, the principal agent of the whole of the Church’s mission. It is he who leads the Church on her missionary paths. This mission continues and, in the course of history, unfolds the mission of Christ, who was sent to evangelize the poor; so the Church, urged on by the Spirit of Christ, must walk the road Christ himself walked, a way of poverty and obedience, of service and self-sacrifice . . .”

Types of service:

In the past the list has been endless:

• Walking dogs at the Humane Society
• Volunteering at the library
• Volunteering at fish fries
• Volunteering at the food bank
• Working concessions, clock or book at games
• Cleaning up after the flooding
• Babysitting for no pay
• Working at soup kitchens
• Altar serving
• Cleaning in the church
• Assisting teachers
• Tutoring
• Community clean up
• Planting trees in parks