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.
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:
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.
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
The Christmas Basket Project was started in the 1940s. Read more.
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Ryan LaMere is an AHA alum from the class of 1999.