Saturday Special Olympics
The Saturday Special Olympics program pairs St. Xavier High School students with adults with disabilities and lets them interact through bowling. Student volunteers enjoy working with the bowlers who are genuinely grateful for having the students' time and attention. St. X volunteers truly make a difference in their lives.
This service opportunity exposes St. X students to a population that is often neglected within our culture. As some students may be intimidated by the disabled, this program provides students with a great, non-threating way to interact with these adults. This is a great experience of being with others – not just for others.
Special Olympic bowling activities take place on one Saturday each month from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Stones Lanes in Norwood. Regular attendance is important.
The community service programs are instrumental in providing the type of transformative experiences that are the hallmark of a Jesuit education. While developing relationships and serving those different than themselves, St. X students learn to appreciate the struggles of the poor and disenfranchised.
These volunteer experiences challenge students to examine their lives in terms of Christian justice – leading students to acknowledge their many blessings.
St. Xavier greatly values the time and energy that the students commit to this important program. Service activities are invaluable to the success of St. Xavier's mission of forming “Men for and with Others."