Gospels in Action - Blended empowers motivated seniors to explore how Gospel values can inform and lead action to bring about a more just world. This class will meet two days a week in the classroom to inquire and analyze social justice issues in today’s world through the lens of Catholic Social teaching. These topics will address but are not limited to the social justice issues that affect student service sites and the populations served by these sites. Course readings will focus on current research, church documents, and academic articles. Students will write reflective essays and research the connections between Catholic Social Teachings, the Gospel message of Jesus, and the lived experience of service and the people met through this service learning. Class time will also be used to reflect on the service being performed. During the other two class periods, students will use the time to complete class assignments and other coursework to free up time for after school service. Over the course of the semester, starting on the first day of instruction, students will be required to serve a minimum 40 hours, 20 hours per quarter. Service may be completed at a maximum of two sites. The service hours must be completed by the start of finals. Sites may include: schools, daycares, eldercare, animal facilities/charities, parishes/religious, hospitals, and locations that serve the disadvantaged. Service hours are completed outside of the school day.
Note: It is helpful, but not required, for a student enrolled in Gospels in Action to have an unrestricted driver’s license and regular access to a car.
Approval of VP of Academic Affairs