Service Program

Service at Prep not only changed my high school experience, it changed the way I view the world. I learned to be a leader by taking sophomores and juniors into Washington, D.C., to feed the homeless. I met incredible people who I never would have otherwise crossed paths with. Service at Prep goes beyond helping someone in need. It allows us to know the true feeling of being a man for others. I will definitely pursue service in college because it helped me grow so much throughout high school. - Adam Bacigalupo ’12

Georgetown Prep offers a wide array of service opportunities, ensuring that each student can complete his service requirement with personally fulfilling volunteer work. There are specially planned annual events, such as the Day of Service.

Regular Service Opportunities

Regular service opportunities are hosted by the Arrupe Society, the student-led organization that organizes events such as the Thanksgiving food drive, toy drive , and blood drive. There are numerous other opportunities throughout the year, including:

  • Serving at KEEN or the Aged Women’s Home
  • Getting involved with the Best Buddies program
  • Work with the homeless at The McKenna Center
  • Tutoring at the American Indian Education Program

Summer Service Trips

Rising seniors are offered the opportunity to participate in one of Prep’s six summer immersion trips where they learn to make a difference in an under-served community while living out their responsibilities as Men for Others. Current opportunities are to:

  • New Orleans - The Second Line Project
  • The mining town of Ivanhoe, Virginia
  • Somos Amigos - Puerto Rico
  • Pine Ridge Native American Reservation in South Dakota
  • Encuentro Border Program in El Paso, Texas
  • Eastern Shore of Virginia - ESVA Service Learning Trip
  • Senegal - Trees for the Future
  • Los Angeles Urban Plunge
  • Flathead Native American Reservation in Montana
  • Hope Community Center in Apopka, FL