Student Life

The Junior Experience

The Junior Year Experience - Putting Love into Action

All students are required to complete the following in order to fulfill their junior year service requirement:

  • Junior year service orientation (September Guidance)
  • 40 hours of self-guided service projects from a school approved list of social service agencies in Dallas and the surrounding areas and by participating in weekend/weekday afternoon service projects offered by the Office of Service and Justice.

Juniors have the option of completing all or a portion of their self-guided service requirement through membership in organizations like YMSL (not all YMSL service meets Jesuit requirements. Please consult the office of Community Service and Social Justice).

OR Active membership in the following student organizations/immersion experiences will provide juniors the opportunity to complete their 40 hour service requirement:

Junior Service Leadership Organizations

  1. PALS
  2. Key Club
  3. Interact
  4. Ignatian Service Corps

Social Justice Immersion Experiences

  1. Ecuador Immersion Trip (July 2018)
  2. Guatemala Immersion Trip (June 2018)

Junior Approved (Self-Guided Service) Partners:

  • Austin Street Center
  • Bonton Farms
  • Buddy League
  • Catholic Charities
  • Christian Community Action (CCA Lewisville)
  • Dallas Ramps Project
  • Equest
  • Family Place
  • Feeding Children Everywhere
  • Friday NITE Friends
  • Frisco Family Services Center (food pantry and resale store)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hillcrest House – AIDS Service Of Dallas (Marsalis Ave)
  • Hunger Busters
  • Irving Cares Community Services
  • McShan Elementary Refugee Program
  • Leukimia & Lymphoma Society
  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • Manna for Others West Dallas
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance
  • Metrocrest Social Services
  • Minnie’s Food Pantry
  • Miracle League
  • Mount Olive Food Pantry
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Nathan Adams Elementary
  • North Dallas Shared Ministries
  • North Texas Food Bank
  • Notre Dame School of Dallas
  • People Helping People
  • Plano Community Home
  • Rays of Light
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Saint Joseph’s Residence
  • Saint Patricks Refugee Outreach
  • Saint Vincent DePaul
  • Special Olympics of Texas
  • Spokes for Folks
  • Stop Hunger Now
  • Treemont Retirement Center
  • Trinity Audubon Center
  • United to Learn
  • Wilkinson Center - Buckner