At this teachable age, students learn the value of volunteerism, sharing, charity and giving selflessly. It is a lesson they never forget.
Service is integral to the Xavier experience and is deeply embedded in the educational fabric of the School and woven into the curriculum and extra-curricular activities. Xavier’s Christian Service Program was founded in 1976, the first program of its kind in Arizona and one of the largest youth service providers in the state. Students are required to complete 50 hours of community service prior to completion of their junior year. Xavier students collectively contribute more than 30,000 service hours annually to more than 100 local non-profit organizations. Known worldwide for academic and athletic excellence, Xavier’s impact on the community is felt in the gift of service given generously by its students.
"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace" (1 Pt 4:10). Requiring our students to perform fifty hours of community service is one of the ways in which Xavier’s mission and philosophy are implemented. Please read the US Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Stewardship
- To develop greater awareness of the needs of the community through service
- To grow in compassion, patience and generosity by committing to a service project
- To alleviate injustice through the works of mercy and social action
- To advance in self-awareness through reflection and discussion
- To accept the challenge to be witnesses to faith hope and charity in our world