Lasallian Youth and Community Service Opportunities
Due to ongoing challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, Totino-Grace service opportunities were limited. We look forward to a return to normal programming next year!
Totino-Grace Lasallian Youth offers students the opportunity to be of service in the local community. Service opportunities include mission trips, Monday-Friday after school service opportunities, and team or club volunteer events. Whether students prefer spending time with older adults, packaging and serving meals or reading with younger students, Lasallian Youth service projects are an ideal way to reach out in service to others.
There are no required service hours at Totino-Grace. We believe that our students are already servants, to their families, their classmates, their teams, their clubs, their parishes, and their wider communities. However, the majority of our students want to serve communities beyond those they see every day. Lasallian Youth provides meaningful opportunities for students to live out their faith through service.
Many of our students make regular commitments at one particular site throughout the year while others volunteer for one particular service project as they have time in any given week or during a particular season.
Students can learn more and sign up to volunteer in the Campus Ministry Office. Weekday and weekend options are available with most events taking place immediately after school.
A community of believers gathered in faith to serve our community.
Social Justice and Catholic Social Teaching
Social teaching is a central element of the Catholic Church. As a Catholic and Lasallian community we place emphasis on social justice education and action through our mission, curriculum and campus ministry programming.
There are seven themes of Catholic social teaching:
- Life and Dignity of the Human Person
- Call to Family, Community and Participation
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
- The Dignight of Work and Rights of Workers
- Care for God's Creation
Totino-Grace is committed to bringing social justice teaching topics and experiences to our students. Our faculty, staff, coaches and moderators help strengthen students' awareness of social justice systems and provide charity opportunities in a variety of ways throughout the school year. Examples include: mission trip experiences, lasallian youth service projects, respect life group opportunities, mission collection and donation opportunities through campus ministry and co-curricular group initiatives, partnership with Common Hope and St. Josephs in Keren, Eritrea.
Our Religion Department offers a Social Justice elective course that includes examines how we are called to address systems and do charitable work.