Franciscan Servant Leadership Program
Guided by the prayer and the inspiration of St. Francis, one of the touchstones of Eastside Catholic is “Servant Leadership.” We believe that we discover who we are as beloved children of God, by our generous service to one another, the church, our local communities and indeed the whole world. Service learning helps each student at EC to realize their God given potential, by becoming a minister of Christ’s love and compassion to others, and by making service a core value and priority in their lives. The following guidelines and policies are meant to help form all of our students to truly be “Franciscan Servant Leaders.”
- Middle school students are required to do a specific number of service hours each school year based on their grade level. Middle school students also do group service projects through their Mentor class.
- High school freshmen and sophomores are required to do a minimum of 25 service hours each school year, juniors and seniors a minimum of 30 hours. Students may also earn a “Varsity Letter in Service” by completing over 100 hours of service in a school year.
- Both middle school and high school students participate in our “Peace and Justice Day.” This is a school day dedicated to serving in the community while also reflecting on the root causes of poverty and learning how to advocate for social change.
Pastoral care and spiritual direction are available for all students and their parents through the school chaplain, Fr. William Heric. Remembering daily to “take care of one another” is the responsibility of every member of the EC school community; students, faculty, staff and parents.