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Serving others plays an important role in a Cadet's education.
“Service is a major part of who we are as a school community. It is grounded in our Catholic faith, which calls us to act justly and serve with love. The graduation requirement reflects the critical role service plays in preparing young men to go out into the world as imaginative, compassionate and caring leaders.
We challenge the boys emotionally, intellectually and spiritually to go beyond a superficial understanding of the people they come into contact with. We hope they come to recognize that each person is made in God’s image, which is a core principle of our faith. We challenge them to love as Christ loved. The experience of service can be an awakening for them.” - Service Coordinator Jane Doyle
Every year the STA Cadets and Middle School students volunteer approximately 25,000 hours in the Twin Cities community and beyond.
A few examples of the many ways our students serve others:
• The KEE Club, a student-run service group, organizes a volunteer group of cadets, faculty, staff and parents to work at Feed My Starving Children. Every month during the school year, our volunteers package and send nutritious meals to areas of need around the world.
• Campus Ministers help organize a number of events throughout the year, including Advocacy for the Hungry, a food drive for Neighborhood House that has resulted in the organization’s largest collection by a single group for the past three years (18,000+ pounds in 2012; 14,000+ pounds in 2011; 13,000+ pounds in 2010; 5000+ pounds in 2009 ).
• The annual service trip to Guatemala provides students the opportunity to work with people in San Lucas Toliman. Link to student postings and photographs.
• Out-of-uniform days raise thousands of dollars every year for various charities.