Community Outreach Program
As a Franciscan high school, we are called to permeate our society with Gospel values. We are to be instruments of change and heralds of peace in a broken world, reaching out to all people, especially the poor and marginalized, through service, reconciliation and healing.
Assist-A-Family (formerly Adopt-A-Family):
The Roger Bacon family (students, faculty, staff and alumni) works together during the holiday season to collect basic necessities and gifts for the materially poor of our city. For four weeks, we collect new clothes, games, toys, and money to donate to local social service agencies who serve families in depressed areas of our city.
Hands of Hope:
Following the example of St. Francis, Hands of Hope is a group of students committed to building a more just world by providing hope to those who are without the basic necessities of life. Hands of Hope sponsors Shantytown, Empty Bowls Hunger Banquet and activities with our local homeless shelters.
Bacon Buddies program gives students the opportunity to be big brothers and sisters to the students at St. Francis Seraph School. A variety of field trips, holiday parties and activities are planned throughout the year.
The Respect Life group promotes respect for all life – whether it is for the elderly, handicapped, unborn or the environment. Respect Life members participate in a number of events, including a monthly activity at Archbishop Leibold Nursing Home and the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Over the summer, groups of students travel -- not to have fun in the sun -- but to work. In the summer of 2007, one group went to Mexico and another went to Jamaica. While they were gone, the students blogged about their experiences.