Campus Ministry 2016-2017
Living the Gospel Message (LTGM)
Sophomore Year Service Guidelines
Service for any organization or activity at Bishop Ready High School is not acceptable for LTGM minimum requirements; service must be done in the greater community beyond Bishop Ready.
Guidelines for the completion of the sophomore requirement are as follows:
A minimum of 25 hours of service;
Service may be completed in a parish, hospital, nursing home, or agency listed below;
No more than 10 parish-based hours will count toward the minimum requirement*;
Diocesan/Church sponsored work camps and mission trips are encouraged;
Bingo is not acceptable under any circumstances because of legal issues;
Working at home (baking, sewing etc.) is not acceptable service;
Volunteering at a for-profit business is never acceptable, not matter the clients being served;
A parent or family member may not be the supervisor;
Service is not complete until a supervisor's evaluation** is given to the student’s Theology teacher;
No exceptions are allowed. These guidelines are firm.
Particularly recommended is service with the marginalized or poor such as soup kitchens, food pantries, and homeless shelters. Some suggestions are:
American Red Cross Hospitals
Boys/Girls Clubs Huckleberry House
Buckeye Ranch Humane Societies (non-profit)
Camp City Year (Columbus) J.O.I.N. (Joint Organization for Inner City Needs)
Catholic/Lutheran/Jewish Social Services LifeCare Alliance
Columbus Early Learning Centers Mid-Ohio Food Bank
Columbus Literacy Council Mother M. Angeline Home
Columbus Metro Parks Nursing Homes
Community Kitchen Ohio School for the Blind
Deaf Services Center (Worthington) Parish Schools of Religion or PREP
Downs Syndrome Association of Ohio Ronald McDonald House
Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio Run the Race Club
Franklin County Board of Dev. Disabilities Salvation Army
Girl/Boy Scouts Shepherd’s Corner at Dominican Acres
Gladden Community House Special Olympics
Goodwill St. Stephen’s Community House
Guadalupe Center St. Vincent Family Center
Heinzerling Foundation St. Vincent DePaul Conference (downtown)
H.E.L.P. House West Side Free Store
Holy Family Soup Kitchen YMCA/YWCA
* Vacation Bible School and Parish School of Religion are excluded from this number.
With the exception of soup kitchens, food pantries or homeless shelters, students wishing to volunteer in organization not listed above MUST receive permission BEFORE service begins. Any questions concerning community service, including the appropriateness of an agency, should be addressed before beginning service. If you are unsure about the agency where you would like to volunteer, please check with a member of Campus Ministry or e-mail [email protected].
Students may begin their sophomore hours after the completion of the freshmen year and must have them completed and supervisor forms turned in by the last day of third quarter. A third quarter Theology 20-point grade is assigned for on-time completion, verification of this requirement, and a completed reflection. This grade is an all or nothing grade.
Students may not work ahead in service hours (each year’s service may not begin until after the completion of the current grade). Awards are given annually to students who perform service above and beyond that which is required.
After the school year begins, evaluation forms may be hand-delivered to the appropriate theology teacher. Bishop Ready High School is not responsible for evaluation forms delivered to the school during summer break. Please wait until the first day of regular classes to bring in evaluation forms.
All scenarios for completion of this requirement cannot be addressed in this document. Decisions of the Campus Ministry Team are final.
** Supervisor evaluations may be downloaded from the BRHS home page under Campus Ministry.
Sophomores who are not up-to-date in their service requirement by the end of the fourth quarter of sophomore year will automatically become ineligible for all extra-curricular activities their junior year. Supervisor forms will not be accepted by anyone at Bishop Ready through the summer and the student will, therefore, remain ineligible until at least the first day of school. Affected students will need to return the appropriate forms on the first day of school the following year to their current theology teacher. NOTE: There are no exceptions to this policy.