Community Service at Benedictine
While community service is a requirement of our Cadets, it is also an inherent part of the school’s mission of forming Christian men of conscience, discipline and achievement. All underclassmen must perform at least 20 hours of community service during each year of their attendance at BCP.
Community service may take many shapes, but it should come in a form that is a) meaningful to the recipient and b) of interest to the Cadet. Ideally, the service work would be of a nature that would improve the student in mind or spirit (or both). It may be performed via school-sponsored events (such as participating in a Dr. Seuss reading at a parochial school), in conjunction with other Cadets (such as teaming up to help with a charitable event) or on an event an individual has found to be appealing (such as volunteering at a nursing home).
Each Cadet, however, is responsible for identifying where he might fulfill his requirement. If he has any doubt concerning the soundness of a volunteer opportunity (i.e. whether it would be applicable toward fulfillment of the obligation), he should have one of his parents check with Coach Royster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A note from Coach Royster, Benedictine’s Community Service Coordinator:
It is my job to track, monitor and offer assistance when needed for the entire school population. We all know community service comes from within, but we would like for all our Cadets to be involved. It is also a critical part of the college application process as an extracurricular activity. Let's get all our Cadets engaged! It could be at church, senior citizen centers, other schools or anywhere help is needed. Let's get BCP more involved in the community for the right reasons. Cadets may turn in any service form at the front desk, or they may email them to: email@example.com. Community service will become a priority at BCP for all Cadets.
Thanks, and Go Cadets!
Mark Royster ‘83