Service is at the core of a Jesuit education. It has been a long tradition at Georgetown Prep for students to reach out to those who are experiencing economic poverty or who are otherwise disadvantaged or marginalized. The goal is for students at Prep to see the world beyond themselves, and work to erase those lines that keep people on the margins of society. Through these experiences, Prep students become “Men for and with Others.”
All underclassmen will complete community service hours with a program of their choosing, provided that the program provides direct contact with those on the margins of society. Freshmen will complete a minimum of 10 hours, sophomores will complete a minimum of 15 hours, and juniors will complete a minimum of 20 hours. In addition, freshmen and sophomores will take part in a day of service where they work with Special Olympic athletes.
All seniors complete a minimum of 40 hours of community service during the summer prior to their senior year. The goal is to immerse themselves and be in solidarity with those they serve. This service assists in forming their outlook on the world in which they live and their fellow man. During their senior year, Prep students will stay connected with and advocate for the people they served. Rising seniors may elect to complete their summer service by participating in one of Prep’s immersion trips.