Middle School Community Service
Austin Preparatory School’s Mission Statement emphasizes the importance of “hands to serve,” or the cultivation of habits of service to others in the spirit of Jesus Christ. At Austin, we are dedicated to the formation of the whole child: enlightening the mind, but never at the expense of engaging the heart. Through the Service Program and hour requirements, students experience and share God’s love in concrete ways through their time, talents, words, and actions in ministry to others. Throughout the Austin journey, in pursuit of Christ and in the service of those who are less fortunate in our communities, Austin Prep students come to realize that they receive far more than they could ever give. Service is an excellent opportunity to encounter people in love and charity, and as a result, learn more about oneself and God along the way.
The Austin Service Program requirements for Middle School students are as follows:
Grade 6 students must complete 2 hours of service during that school year.
Grade 7 students must complete 3 hours of service during that school year.
Grade 8 students must complete 4 hours of service during that school year and hand in a Service Paper at the end of the year. This service paper will be a focus in their Religion Class.
All middle school service sites must be approved by December 2 through the Middle School Approval Form which must be submitted to advisors. All service hours must be logged and submitted through the Service Log Form by April 17. This form should also be submitted to the student’s advisor. These forms can be found on Veracross or outside Mrs. Katie Brenninkmeyer’s classroom, room 219.