Service Opportunities They may include long-term, hourly commitments to MSJ itself, to the church community of the students’ choice, or to a social agency/ peace and justice organization working at the local, state, national or international levels.
Requirements ALL STUDENTS: They will complete a minimum of 40 hours, in addition to community research, journal entries for each visit, and a final, written reflection at the end of the school year. Everybody is encouraged to work on individual or group service projects. As part of the community research, students will complete a social service directory that may include site visits at selected social service agencies in Rutland. The completion of this service is a graduating requirement for seniors.
Service Coordination and Monitoring Ms. Whalen will be responsible for the following:
Provide the necessary information and documentation to students and parents.
Coordinate specific aspects of the program with other MSJ faculty and administration personnel, especially our religion teachers.
Provide written guidelines for the completion of a directory of Rutland area service agencies. Guidelines will also be provided on how to write their journal entries and final reflections.
Meet with individual students and/ or groups of students to design, choose, monitor and reflect on their own community service activities.
Contact service agencies and peace and justice organizations at the local, state, national and international levels.
Maintain an individual record of every student and his/ her own related community service work.
Communicate with parents as needed.
Questions and Comments Please direct all community service related questions and suggestions to the guidance counselor. Phone number at MSJ: (802) 775-0151, Extension 106.