Program Guidelines

The Saint John’s School Outreach Program (OP) is the result of a project-based initiative where students take ownership in the direction, implementation and completion of the program.   It is intended to motivate students to serve others, instill good will and improve human quality of life around us. In return, being part of this program will allow students the opportunity to discover themselves, to feel self-worth and respect for themselves, and most importantly to evoke respect for others. There cannot be financial gain involved for the individual or the organization/entity where the service is performed. Volunteering and service are also recognized as a vehicle for skill development, socialization, and showing young people the importance of serving others. Serving and helping others are qualities that students should embody because it is the right thing to do, not for self-glorification, for publicity or for artificially beefing up a resume for college. Students should identify themselves with a cause, and devote significant time to helping make the world better by selflessly donating their effort and time.