The “soul” of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School is the Salesian Spirituality. This spirituality was given to us as a legacy passed on by St. John Bosco (Don Bosco) the founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco. This spirituality is the foundation of all we do at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School.
Following the ways of St. John Bosco, Youth Ministry at DBCR embraces the whole student allowing them to walk their journey of faith. The Salesian spirit is permeated through our school; encouraging all of our students to “Be Who There Are and Be It Well”.
Youth Ministry Team
The Youth Ministry Team creates and provides opportunities to meet Christ with the school community promoting a sense of family and ultimately prepares them to live a life with God in its center. The Youth Ministry Team embraces the four pillars of our school; Faith, Family, Future and Fun. These pillars allow for our members and the greater DBCR community to meet Christ in all that we do.
Christian Service Hour Requirement and Reflection
At Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School, students are provided with on-going opportunities to engage in meaningful service to others in need. All 9th grade students are required to perform at least 15 hours of service and all 10th, 11th, and 12th grades students are required to perform at least 20 hours of service each year and complete a reflection of their service. This reflection paper will be turned in to their Theology teacher no later than May 1st and will be considered a project grade factored into their 4th quarter grade.
Criteria for the service hours are as follows:
* No more than 5 hours may be completed at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and Corporate Work Study Program.
* Christian Service must be completed at a non-profit organization that is in line with the values of Catholic Teaching. If you have questions about this criteria check with the Youth Ministry Office or your Theology teacher for approval.
Successful completion of approved service hours and reflection will allow for the student’s promotion to the next grade if the student also qualifies academically. Any graduating senior student that does not complete the service hours and reflection will not receive their diploma until this requirement plus an additional 15 hours is fulfilled.
Service hour opportunities and suggestions of service locations are located on the bulletin board across from the Youth Ministry Office and on the Naviance software. They can also be found here.