Jesuit High School Tampa
Forming young men in the Tampa Bay area since 1899
Men For Others

Community Service

Helping Others - Selfless Service
 

Developing "Men for Others" – individuals who strive to reach their potential and work to positively influence their community in service of others – is the spiritual core of a Jesuit High School education. Attaining this goal goes beyond Jesuit’s religious services, retreats, campus ministry, and theology classes. Through the school’s Community Service program, Jesuit aims to integrate the virtue of serving others who have real needs into the process of learning and development of young men into men doing God’s will.

Because the goals of this program are central to the goals of Jesuit education, each student must complete a minimum of 150 hours of community service throughout his four years as a requirement for graduation.

Each year, Jesuit students complete more than 40,000 hours of community service, of which some 20,000 is completed by seniors.

Outside of the classroom, Jesuit students reach out to disadvantaged people by: volunteering in nursing homes, at schools, and at hospitals; and assisting the needy, elderly, physically challenged, or at-risk children. The result is an awareness of the needs of others, greater compassion in helping them, and a thirst for justice. Long after graduation, Jesuit alumni volunteer their time and services to those in need.

Please see below for essential information about the program. If you have additional questions please contact Director of Community Service Andy Wood '92 at ajwood@jesuittampa.org or (813) 877-5344, ext. 617.

Deadlines and Documentation

All community service hours should be documented through x2vol, which is accessible through Naviance.

Click here to access Naviance.
Click here to access x2vol directly. 
Click here for a video on how to use x2vol.

For the 2019-20 school year, seniors must report all completed hours by April 17, 2020.

All other students (freshmen, sophomores, juniors) must report all completed hours by May 15, 2020.
If you have additional questions please contact Director of Community Service Andy Wood '92 at ajwood@jesuittampa.org or (813) 877-5344, ext. 617.

Policies and Requirements

Community Service at Jesuit must be "hands-on." All students are required to work in a program or project that directly serves the disadvantaged with hands-on help. There are numerous ways in which people can be needy. Jesuit students must work with any of these five groups*, unless they have received direct approval otherwise from the Director of Community Service.

People in need:
  1. Poor, Hungry, Homeless
  2. Sick, Injured
  3. Physically Challenged
  4. Elderly
  5. Academically Challenged
*Also, community service hours at Jesuit may be earned through service with Environmental Clean-Up Projects.
Community service hours are considered part of the curriculum at Jesuit. Community Service hours are of equal importance to academic requirements and are mandatory to advance to the next grade level and for graduation.
Service Requirements By Class:
  • Freshman - 10 hours
  • Sophomore -  20 hours
  • Junior - 40 hours
  • Senior - 80 hours

Please Note:
  • Students cannot miss classroom time for a service event. 
  • A student cannot earn community service hours for service to anyone in his family.
  • Unless specified by the Director of Community Service, one hour of service equals one hour of credit. No student or project supervisor may decide that a project deserves extra hours credited. To maintain fairness and consistency for all, additional credit hours are determined only by the Director of Community Service, and are granted only in very rare instances.
  • Travel time is not credited for service hours.
  • Deadlines will not be extended. Reporting of hours is solely the student’s responsibility. Hours completed but not turned in by the proper date are not counted.
  • Hours reported above the amount required do not carry over to the next school year.
For more information on Jesuit's Community Service program, please contact Director of Community Service Andy Wood '92 at ajwood@jesuittampa.org or (813) 877-5344, ext. 617.
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