SERVICE PROGRAM QUICK LINKS
COVID-19 UPDATE: Pending further notice, students are still required to complete the total number of hours per grade level. However, the requirements for each student to complete half of his service hours in specific areas has been waived. Students may perform their service hours wherever they are available.
Furthermore, the requirement to perform service solely for non-profit organizations has been waived. Students may fulfill some of their service working for individuals, such as getting groceries or mowing lawns for the elderly in their neighborhood. Please note, however, helping relatives does not fulfill service hour requirements. (Though helping relatives follows our obligation to “Honor thy father and mother,” it will not qualify for service work. There are many in our communities who are without family and yet in need. This is especially so during now.)
For those who are able, we recommend service work for City Park, Second Harvest, Sankofa Community Development, Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together New Orleans, and YRNO. Also, any animal rescue facilities. Additionally, independent service work is permitted. Consider volunteering cleaning a local park, mowing lawns, offering to weed, garden, or do chores for those elderly or otherwise in need in your neighborhood, picking up groceries or other necessities for those in need, contacting your parish or former primary school to see what service you can offer.
Following the devastation of Hurricane Laura, many within the Archdiocese of New Orleans are volunteering time and resources. This weekend there are many opportunities for you to fulfill some of your service hour requirements. Here is a link listing many of those opportunities: https://nolacatholic.org/news/ways-to-help-with-hurricane-laura-recovery
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Food Banks have been in high demand and helped many in need. Seniors at Rummel are running a canned food drive to support St. Edward's Food Bank. This week please donate canned meat, canned vegetables, peanut butter, and jelly. Boxes will be in your Theology classes to receive your donations. Cash is also accepted.
Service Hour Requirements
Given our current circumstances, it is only recommended that students work in the following areas, if possible:
8th grade– 20 hours (grammar school/church parish encouraged)
9th grade– 20 hours (grammar school/church parish encouraged)
10th grade– 25 hours (elderly encouraged)
11th grade– 40 hours (hospitals/at-risk youth/special needs)
12th grade– 25 hours (homeless or rebuilding groups)
Service Hour Deadlines
2020-2021 Dates TBA
Objectives of the Archbishop Rummel High School Service Programs:
1. To introduce students to Christ’s imperative to serve one another in the spirit of the school’s mission statement, by fulfilling annual Christian service requirements.
2. To encompass the Lasallian heritage of faith, community, and service encouraging students to be leaders-leaders who serve others, leaders who care embodying the motto of Archbishop Rummel –“To give one’s life for the sheep.”
3. To allow students to understand the Lasallian definition of social justice – Loving people so much that we work to change the structures that violate their dignity.
4. To encourage Archbishop Rummel students to perform service because they want to and not merely fulfill a requirement.
5. To help students develop skills and talents to the best of their ability through service following the mission of the school and LaSallian tradition
6. To establish the Archbishop Rummel High School student body as a force in the assisting of those in need in the community and rebuilding the community by the range and quality of service opportunities offered.
During their high school career, students in this program will develop an orientation towards Christian service by gradually increasing commitments to various service options culminating in their senior year with a final opportunity to reflect on the success and impact their service projects. The hope is that students incorporate service as a core value in their lives and see it at the heart of what it means to be a leader in society.
Mr. David Basile
Service Program Coordinator
Service Program Coordinator
Archbishop Rummel High School
1901 Severn Ave.
Metairie, LA 70001
Archbishop Rummel High School educates each student according to the principles of the Catholic Church in the Lasallian tradition of faith, community, and service. In a caring, disciplined environment of social awareness and academic excellence, Archbishop Rummel High School challenges each student to recognize the dignity of life and to develop and share, to the best of his ability, his unique talents.
Archbishop Rummel High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or disability in violation of state and federal law or regulation in administration of its educational policies or programs.