To start the Christmas break, members of St. Sebastian's junior class helped serve breakfast to the homeless of Boston at the Paulist Center on December 21.
Integral to the School’s mission, the Service Program enables us to put our faith in action. By engaging directly with the people they serve, students understand the Gospel’s truth that to love God, one must love his neighbor, particularly neighbors most in need.
The Service Program is required of all students throughout the calendar year. Students’ work has included tutoring and mentoring inner city youth, coordinating clothing and food drives, serving at food pantries, helping run programs for senior citizens, and assisting both children and adults with physical and mental disabilities.
Beginning in mid-April, each senior is required to commit a significant number of hours to service in the community. The work done at the placement site must involve consistent one-on-one contact. Through weekly discussion groups, seniors are required to reflect upon the meaning of their experience, and to articulate those reflections in an oral presentation. At the conclusion of their service period, the entire senior class gathers in the Chapel to share their stories with one another and with the faculty. This morning of oral presentation often ranks among each senior’s finest hours.
The service program has been enhanced by a grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation.
The St. Sebastian's community responded with great generosity to the National Honor Society’s annual Christmas Warmth Drive on December 20, 2019.
Ms. Bent presented about the AP Photography service program at the Independent School Art Instructors Association conference at the Brooklyn Museum in New York this past weekend.
Arrows volunteered their time to help out at the Miracle League of Massachusetts on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Members of St. Sebastian's junior class volunteered at the Paulist Center Community Breakfast on September 21, 2019.
St. Sebastian's students and parents donated school supplies and backpacks for the students at San Miguel School in Providence on September, 3, 2019.
St. Sebastian's students, parents and faculty hosted our Annual Field Day for the students of the San Miguel School.
The Computer Science Club, under the leadership of Nathan Piecyk '20, has again refurbished laptops to donate to the non-profit iPods for Wounded Veterans.