Ignatian Service Program
The ideal standard for Ignatian service at Canisius High School is one whereby the student exceeds the minimum requirements, challenging himself and developing lifelong habits of service that focus on people in society who are marginalized. Additionally, the student volunteers in face-to-face service projects and develops relationships with local, national, and international non-profits.
The following requirements for Ignatian service during the 2018-19 school year are as follows:
(Class of 2022)
(Class of 2021)
(Class of 2020)
(Class of 2019)
*Participation in the Companions program during junior year satisfies this requirement.
**Students remain ineligible until hours are verified
All reflections will occur during the second semester in religion class. Students will receive a grade which will go toward the assessment for the marking period. Further details will be given by the Religious Studies instructor.
Each upperclassman is expected to assist in the Canisius community at least once during the year. These events might include: Parent night, Open House, Grammar School Basketball Tournament, Food Drive, GAMBIT, 7th grade practice exam, ushering at the play, assisting admission office, or any other event which benefits the mission of Canisius High School.
All students are strongly encouraged to volunteer during the summer at one of the sites
suggested by the school. A list of sites can be found here.
PARENTS: Please encourage your son to take a strong initiative to plan his service projects within the school guidelines for authentic Ignatian service. CHS students serve the young, poor, homeless, disabled, elderly, chronically ill and dying in our community as well as around the world. Ignatian service is NOT helping a relative with chores or working for sports camps or country clubs. While these types of work may be valid sources of help, they do not meet the criteria of Ignatian service.
If you have questions, please email Mr. Ron Ahrens at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (716) 200-0269.