Celene A. Seamen, Principal
707 Salisbury Road, Columbus, OH 43204

Sophomore Service

Campus Ministry 2017-2018

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 or school-based hours will count toward the minimum requirement;

(Vacation Bible School and Parish School of Religion are excluded from this number.)

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 even if the product is delivered         to an agency;

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. The above guidelines are firm.

It is strongly recommended that students contact the desired agency to make arrangements prior to their first visit, some agency are unable to accept walk-in volunteers. Particularly recommended is service with the marginalized or poor such as soup kitchens, food pantries, and homeless shelters.

With the exception of soup kitchens, food pantries or homeless shelters, students wishing to volunteer in organization not listed below 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].

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- Camp Counselor                                         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

The summary of hours earned for completing the requirement for Living the Gospel Message must be completed at the site of the activity for the parish, institution or organization named on the Supervisor's Evaluation Form. A calculation of hours for in-kind donations of cooking, baking, sewing or other crafts is not acceptable.

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.