Christian Service Program
An integral part of the educational experience at Marin Catholic includes the Christian Service graduation requirement, which has students live out the school mission of Duc In Altum in their community. Our Christian service learning, as an educational concept, combines students fulfilling volunteer service in the community, with reflection and discussion in classrooms and on retreats, in order to deepen understanding. As a school, Marin Catholic hopes that students will reflect on their service, gain understanding about others’ lives to foster compassion, and witness how our society views and interacts with some of our most vulnerable members to cultivate empathy. The focus is on social justice and Catholic social teachings, and the responsibility each of us has to the greater world around us in living out the gospel values. The Christian Service program is project based and also connects to the curriculum in the classroom.
Christian Service Encounter Project
As part of the Christian Service graduation requirement, a Christian Service Encounter Project is completed. The goal and intention of Marin Catholic’s Christian Service Encounter Project is to have students volunteer consistently in our community to form lasting relationships with people of marginalized communities, alongside local organizations, and to perform meaningful service that is attainable for everyone. Christian Service Encounter projects are proposed freshman year, completed in sophomore and junior years, and presented senior year.