Integrated Service Learning Experience
The mission and culture of the Kennedy Catholic community strives to graduate leaders who follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ life calls and challenges every member of the Kennedy Catholic community to respond to the needs of others, especially the poor and marginalized, through works of service. Kennedy Catholic’s Integrated Service-Learning Experience (ISLE) Project facilitates student academic learning through meaningful service experiences, assisting students in responding to the Gospel call. ISLE encourages students to deepen their personal sense of responsibility for the needs of others while using Catholic Social Teaching and the Beatitudes as a framework for reflection. By graduation, each Kennedy Catholic student will have completed a minimum of 60 hours of service with a culminating panel presentation as a senior.
Activities and follow up regarding ISLE Project takes place in Community Period and overseen by the Service Coordinator.
9th grade – Frosh ISLE Hours – 10 hours minimum of service to your family and service reflection
10th grade – Sophomore ISLE Hours – 20 hours minimum of service to church/school/community, service reflection and ISLE Commitment Contract for Junior ISLE Hours
11th grade – Junior ISLE Hours - 30 hours minimum of service with one approved agency or organization
12th grade – Senior ISLE Presentation to panel of faculty/staff – March 20, 2024