AHA's commitment to service

AHA's commitment to service

AHA's commitment to service

The AHA commitment to service

At Holy Angels, service is part of the culture—and you’ll find it integrated into all aspects of school life, including academics, student organizations, athletics and as a yearly service requirement. Through AHA's service requirement, each AHA student will complete at least 75 hours of service over the course of 4 years at AHA.  

In academics:

The curriculum for our Campus Ministry Team class has a 34-hour service component. CMT members not only participate in regular service opportunities, they serve as leaders to other students in promoting service activities. Students participate in service through their classes in school as well as in co-curriculars and through community activism. In student organizations: A number of our student organizations sponsor many service-based activities each year. For instance:

  • Student Government’s annual Christmas Basket Drive is one example. It provides household items, food and gifts for more than 40 families in our neighborhood each Christmas. Student Government also sponsors blood drives throughout the school year, and leads other service activities.
  • Students Assisting Students (SAS) exists primarily to provide an outlet for students to serve one another—whether it’s just to offer a welcoming smile or to lend a hand when life at school gets hard.
  • Students Advocating For Empowerment (SAFE) is focused on providing an atmosphere that encourages students to make good choices—whether it’s about driving, alcohol use, or other issues common to high school students.
  • National Honor Society (NHS) offers regular tutoring sessions where students can come for that little bit of help that makes all the difference.

In athletics through our Faith in Action program

AHA is proud of its Faith in Action program, which is focused on incorporating service and spirituality into all aspects of AHA life. As a result, many AHA sports teams also are active in service. For example, several teams have packed food at Feed my Starving Children, boys' soccer volunteered at a walk for ovarian cancer and girls' tennis players and coaches volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul.  Over 25 different teams at AHA participate in the program, logging over 2000 hours of service last year.

Many of the service projects sponsored by CMT and by school clubs and organizations rely on participation of students throughout the school. For instance, everyone gets involved in Student Government’s Christmas Basket Drive by gathering gifts, clothing, and household goods and assembling them in homerooms.  The same is true of the annual item drive sponsored by the Campus Ministry team, usually held during the season of Lent.

Stars Service Requirements

In response to the Gospel call to serve others, the Church's call to witness as disciples, the Sisters' of St. Joseph call to serve the "dear neighbor" and AHA's mission to serve selflessly, it is the desire of AHA to form students to be people of service in their daily lives.  Read more

AHA's Oldest Service Tradition

The Christmas Basket Project was started in the 1940s. Read more.

About AHA

Faith and Service at AHA

Meet the AHA Team

paul ruhland

Paul Ruhland
Service Coordinator
Service grades 11,12
Theology Teacher
612-798-2623
email

Laura Zeckser

Laura Zeckser
Service grades 9,10
Theology Teacher
612-798-2623
email

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