Youth Ministry at DBCR is first of all, to help our school community, especially our students, to live Jesus in the best way possible according the Salesian Spirituality. To live Jesus is the foundation of all we do at DBCR. That spirituality is rooted the Preventive System which consist of Reason, Religion, and Loving-kindness, that way they may be Good Christians and Upright Citizens, which is the legacy St. John Bosco left us. We shall live this spirituality, The Preventive System and being Good Christians and Upright Citizens, based on the four pillars of our school, Faith, Family, Fun and Future.
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 They Are and Be It Well”.
Youth Ministry Team
The Youth Ministry Team is comprised of selected members of faculty, staff, student body, and lay collaborators from the educative and pastoral community of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and Corporate Work Study Program. It is formed, organized, and coordinated by the Coordinator of Youth Ministry (CYM).
The Youth Ministry Team members are individuals who together with the Coordinator of Youth Ministry provide vision, direction, planning, support, organization, implementation and evaluation of youth ministry program, religious and fun activities, and Salesian Family events.
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.
Overall Goal of the Youth Ministry Team:
We want to ensure that the students of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and Corporate Work Study Program know and experience the love of our Lord through the witness of our Salesian Community.
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 DBCR students are required to perform service hours 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. Learn more here.
The number of service hours for each class for the school year, 2020-2021, are as follows:
- Class of 2024 – Twenty (20) Hours
- Class of 2023 – Twenty (25) Hours
- Class of 2022 – Twenty-five (25) Hours
- Class of 2021 – Thirty (30) Hours
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.