"How marvelous it would be if … each of us could say:
today I have performed an act of charity towards others!"
~ Pope Francis
Students will submit their complete and verified hours online at x2vol.com. Additionally, each quarter, Judge students will be updated through Skyward with the number of hours they have successfully completed, which means that the student has served the required hours, completed the associated reflection, and submitted the needed verification of completed service hours. Service and reflection count 10% of each student's quarterly Theology grade. Hours are due at the end of each quarter. Service done in the summer is counted toward the coming year’s requirement and must be in the areas of service for that grade. The quarterly updates do not remain on the permanent record; the final grade is posted at second semester and recorded on the student’s transcript.
- Freshman - 15 hours of service for friends, family, and neighbors
- Sophomores - 25 hours of service for a church/place of worship and/or school
- Juniors - 30 hours of service at THREE different approved nonprofit organizations; ONLY ten of the 30 hours may be completed at a school or church.
- Seniors - 45 hours of service at ONE approved nonprofit organization
- October 19, 2017 - End of First Quarter
1/4 of service hours completed and submitted
- December 20, 2017 - End of First Semester (Second Quarter)
HALF of service hours completed and submitted
- March 8, 2018 - End of Third Quarter
ALL service hours completed and submitted for Seniors
3/4 of service hours completed and submitted for Grades 9-11
- May 4, 2018
ALL service hours completed and submitted for Grades 9-11
Students who have failed to receive CRISTO graduation credit must complete make-up hours through the CRISTO – Christian Service office. Service hours and theology service assignments already completed during the year will not count towards the make-up of a failure. Once the makeup is completed the graduation credit is earned but the transcript grade remains a posted failure.
Consequences of False Reporting
Any falsifying or misrepresenting hours, emails, or anything related to the students’ service requirements, will be handled through the Dean’s Office. The Dean and the Service Coordinator in compliance with the Judge Memorial Code of Conduct will determine the consequences. Examples of false reporting, but not limited to:
- Documenting hours completed before the actual service work occurs
- Inflating hours
- Claiming to work at a place but not doing so or at a place that does not exist
- Claiming hours that have not been performed
- Falsifying a reflection
- Code of Conduct violations committed during service work
If the student did not complete their hours in a previous year, those hours must be completed by the following year. Hours will only be approved if they fit the parameters of the particular grade level. Students will not graduate if service hours are incomplete at any grade level.
Presidential Service Award
We are pleased to continue our participation in the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a Certifying Organization. This Award is a presidential honor that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide who are answering the call to serve others through their current volunteer activities or lifetime service. As a Certifying Organization, we will identify eligible recipients, verify their service hours, and distribute the Award to outstanding volunteers.