SENIOR SERVICE PROJECT

Class of 2016

The Senior Service Project (SSP) has been the capstone experience for the Loyola service education program since 1981.

This year 310 seniors will serve at up to 90 pre-qualified and pre-approved partnering service sites in the greater Los Angeles area, including under resourced and inner city Catholic, public and special education schools; agencies; shelters and centers serving the poor, marginalized and disadvantaged.

The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy should be at the heart of each SSP service project.  The works of mercy include: sheltering, feeding, clothing, consoling, teaching and counseling with a community that is not only in need, but underprivileged, disenfranchised and/or marginalized. Service must also incorporated face-to-face interaction with the community that is being served.

Not all major for credit service projects (sophomore, junior and senior community service projects) may be served in the student’s home community; one major project must be served in an outside & pre-approved area.  Not all sites used in previous years will be available for seniors this year. A list of pre-qualified and pre-approved SSP placement sites is available to view in the Community Service Office.  Click here to view the list online »

The 17th Annual Loyola Community Service Fair, conducted during the student lunch period in Malloy Commons on Wednesday, October 5, 2015, is a great way for seniors to identify a potential service site.

SSP OVERVIEW

  1. Prior to registering for SSP, seniors must have fulfilled their sophomore & junior community service requirements.
  2. All seniors will complete a minimum of 78 service hours at a pre-qualified and approved SSP placement site.
  3. The number of seniors allowed at each site is restricted; this number is set by Loyola Community Service.
  4. Seniors must meet with Mr. Zeko or Mrs. Moran to obtain pre-approval of an intended SSP site.
  5. Pre-approval of a SSP site does not guarantee placement at the site.
    • It is vital that students work efficiently to complete the registration process in order to secure a volunteer space at their proposed site.
  6. Senior college and recruiting visits are not allowed during the term of SSP.  
  7. Students are expected to serve at their registered SSP site during the term of a regular school day (8:00 a.m. through 2:30 p.m.) beginning Tuesday, January 5, 2016 through Friday, January 22, 2016.
  8. Service hours missed due to illness must be made up By January 29, 2016.  Any hours served after January 22, 2016 must be fomally approved by Mr. Zeko.

Detailed Senior Service Project information and guidelines will be mailed to parents and students in December.

The Senior Service Project Info Packet/Registration Form will be available soon. Please check back.