Making a Difference
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 the end of their junior year. Xavier students collectively contribute more than 30,000 service hours annually to more than 100 local Christian communities. 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.
Local Christian Communities Served
Service Hours Logged annually
- Students will report fifty completed hours by the end of Third Quarter Junior year in order to receive a grade for Theology III. If the hours are completed after Third Quarter, the student will lose 10% of her original grade for the quarter. Fifty hours are required in order to graduate from Xavier.
- Students will be responsible for keeping track of their hours, submitting them through MobileServe, and following up with their supervisor for verification.
In order to facilitate students’ community awareness, spiritual growth, and sense of solidarity; students will produce meaningful written reflections about their individual experiences. These will be assigned in the context of their Theology classes.
Students are responsible for submitting their hours through MobileServe and following up with their supervisor for verification. Hours served beginning August 1 of their Freshman year may be submitted toward their Christian Service goal.
- Xavier students represent Xavier at all times, on or off campus, whether in uniform or not; and are expected to abide by the requirements of the Statement of Respect which they along with their parents have signed. Volunteers will keep the communication with agency and co-workers positive and open, and remain faithful to the schedules and quality of work to which they have committed.
- Proper Conduct Form
- The Diocese of Phoenix is committed to upholding a culture of safety and the protection of all God’s children from abuse. Relationships among people are the foundation of ministry within the Catholic Church. Defining healthy boundaries and policies to maintain safe environments are not meant to undermine the importance of personal contact in ministry with others. Student volunteers will recall their “Called to Protect” training in order to preserve the well-being and dignity of themselves, and those whom they serve.
- Protection Form
- Xavier encourages student volunteers to work with non-profit organizations that benefit people according to the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.
- Xavier volunteers will not receive credit toward their requirement for any work with a political party or candidate, work that is illegal, or contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church.