Althoff Catholic High School believes that service is an important part of life. Christ calls us to serve others, therefore it should be an integral part of our Catholic Faith. Through service students learn the value of their Christian identity in practice, grow in their awareness of social issues, and commit to service of those in need. We offer several opportunities in which students may fulfill this important part of their life.
Senior Service Project
Through the Service Learning Project, seniors spend three weeks in full-time volunteer service. Students are placed in people-serving agencies throughout the community and are given an integrated service experience involving direct, person-to-person contact with those in need. This opportunity for service to others and for personal growth is so important to the Mission of the Catholic high schools and to the Christian formation of our students, that the satisfactory completion of the project is a requirement for graduation.
Our students have the opportunity to meet the poor (especially children), in their own neighborhood, and personally serve them a meal. Sponsored by our Society of St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Soup Mobile Kitchen serves meals to children and adults in a depressed neighborhood of East St. Louis twice a month. The students and faculty raise money, buy and prepare food, and serve it to local residents.