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Students at Immaculate Heart Academy put their faith into action by serving their immediate community and ministering to people in need through interactive service opportunities. By participating in the IHA Christian Service Program, students apply their Catholic Christian values by practicing them in projects that expand the students’ awareness of God, others, and themselves.
 
Based on this call to action, IHA requires students to complete hours in two categories: Christian Service and Volunteerism.

Requirements:

Freshmen: 6 hours of Christian Service; 6 hours of volunteering
Sophomores: 8 hours of Christian Service; 8 hours of volunteering
Juniors: 10 hours of Christian Service; 10 hours of volunteering
Seniors: 12 hours of Christian Service; 12 hours of volunteering
 
Christian Service is described as responding to the Gospel call to minister to those truly in need of love, hope, and compassion. Students engage in this kind of service by directly serving the poor, sick, elderly, or those with special needs face-to-face. Students are supported by a student-led Christian Service Board to help keep their peers on track.
 
Volunteering is defined by performing acts of supportive service to our immediate community. Students learn the value and importance of serving in the places they live, study, and worship. Volunteering would be serving your parish, the IHA community, your town, or a non-profit organization through events and activities that make a difference.
 
Students interested in service and social justice beyond school requirements have the opportunity to get involved with CARE, a student life club that provides both Christian Service and Volunteerism initiatives. Additionally, a summer mission trip is held annually for students of all grades.
 
Please contact Director of Campus Ministry, Mrs. Sarah Shutrop, at sshutrop@ihanj.com for more information about IHA's Christian Service Program.
 

SERVICE & FUNDRAISING POLICY

The Service & Fundraising Policy is directed toward students, parents, faculty, alumnae, and non-profit organizations seeking to utilize the students or services of the IHA community for the purpose of serving or supporting a cause or effort. This also applies to all IHA clubs, organizations, and honor societies.
 
At this time, we cannot participate in outside fundraising for organizations that we are not currently involved with through the CARE program. However, in our desire to support causes, please utilize Mrs. Sarah Shutrop, Director of Campus Ministry, to create volunteer teams and opportunities to serve your organization on a one-time or ongoing basis. Our students are highly trained in running service events and are happy to help wherever they can. You can contact Mrs. Shutrop at sshutrop@ihanj.com.
  
Please Note: due to the commitment levels of our students to ongoing causes, IHA is unable to accommodate every request for service or student volunteers.