Community Action Program
The St. Xavier Community Action Program (CAP) is an after school program aimed at inspiring students to become socially involved. Since being started in 1965 by Peter Cassady, St. Xavier students have served and worked alongside of thousands of children and adults in the Cincinnati area.
CAP volunteers participate and coordinate activities such as tutoring and mentoring underserved elementary students, serving at a soup kitchen, working and visiting with the elderly and more.
Interested students will be placed with a social service agency that has worked closely with St. X for many years. After participating in orientation and training sessions, students begin volunteering on a weekly basis where they form relationships and learn valuable lessons through service.
St. Xavier would like to stress the importance of regular attendance to CAP activities.
CAP is a fantastic starting point for high school students to become involved with community service and gives students an opportunity to interact with community members that they might not otherwise have had the opportunity to know. CAP volunteers work in teams and develop friendships as they serve others alongside their classmates.
This community service program is 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, CAP 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."