“Each one of you has received a special grace. So like all good stewards, responsible for all these different graces of God, put yourself at the service of others.” 1 Peter 4:1

Why Service?

A Lasallian school has as one of its primary purposes the transmission of Gospel values cherished by Jesus. Saint John Paul II Academy recognizes the value of service as significant to the life of Jesus and, by extension, to His Church.

A formal community service ministry program enriches the lives of our students and the communities in which they live. The program contributes to the fulfillment of our school mission and it also gives our students the necessary service experience colleges expect from scholarship applicants.

What is Service?

Service is any act of giving assistance or advantage to another. Service is using God-given talents to help another person. Service is freely given. Under no circumstance should a student be compensated in any way (financial, etc.) for their service.

Our Service Program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and responsibilities of contributing their time and talent to those in need.

Where can you Serve?

Community service activities are not school activities and Saint John Paul II Academy does not mandate or direct any specific location or locations in the community where these services are to be performed.  Students are free to select the location where they wish to perform community service so long as the location and the activity meet the requirements of the school.  Saint John Paul II Academy does not operate or control the locations where students choose to perform community service and consequently the school, its agents, and affiliates do not assume responsibility for any injuries, damages, or losses incurred in the course of performing these services in the community.  Students perform these services at their own risk.