As members of the Mission College Prep community, we are called to live according to a pattern of love and service modeled by Jesus Christ. As followers of Christ, we believe that we are all brothers and sisters and that much of the injustice in the world would be extinguished if more people acted on this principle. We try to model this calling in two different types of service.
First, students are required to serve the Mission College Prep community. We find students have a better sense of ownership and belonging when they take an active role in helping care for Mission College Prep and its activities. When students start seeing their friends, classmates, and teachers as brothers and sisters through service to the school, it becomes much easier to make the philosophical jump to wanting to serve the larger community.
Second, students are required to reach out past the borders of our school to our city, our state, our country, and our world to apply the idea that everyone is our sister and brother. Over the course of four years, all students will be called to service with younger children, with the elderly and developmentally challenged and with agencies that make a preferential option for the socio-economically disadvantaged.
Freshmen: 5 hours of School Service
10 hours of Community service – including working with the SLO County FoodBank
Sophomores: 10 hours of school service
15 hours of Community Service – including serving at People’s Kitchen (Prado Day Center)
Directions To People's Kitchen
Juniors: 10 hours of School Service
20 hours of Community Service – Juniors are given three options for how they may fulfill this requirement.
Seniors: 10 hours of School Service
20 hours of Community Service – Seniors are given three options for how they may fulfill this requirement.
**See attachments for Freshmen Service Requirements, Sophomore Service Requirements, Junior Service Requirements, and Senior Service Requirements