Serving the Most Vulnerable
Love is at the heart of the message Christ left His followers. From the washing of the feet to the Crucifixion, Jesus’ life was one of service to others. His beloved disciple John expressed this truth in his writing: “Little children, let us not love in word or talk, but in deed and in truth” (I Jn. 3:18.) It is with this essential truth in mind that the Bishop Blanchet community stresses the need to serve other people in order to follow in Christ’s footsteps. It is the aim of the Service Program at BBHS to impart to the graduate an extensive experience of service that will influence his or her adult life as a follower of Christ.
All students at Bishop Blanchet High School are required to complete 20 hours of approved service per school year at a nonprofit agency. Of the 20 hours, at least 10 hours must be given in direct service to people in need. The most transformative service occurs when students have direct, face to face contact with people who are marginalized by society.