Service Learning

The service learning program at Bishop Fenwick High School provides students with opportunities to broaden their spiritual formation while connecting with people beyond their family and friends.  Students encounter, serve, and empathize with others, thereby recognizing the gifts that they bring to others in Christian love.

The service learning program at Bishop Fenwick is a strong one thanks to agencies in the community who partner with us in facilitating student volunteers. Learning to share our lives with those around us is an essential part of a well-rounded education and it prepares our students to be active Christian leaders within our communities.  To see where our students are volunteering, click on Service Agencies.


Freshmen are required to participate in four service learning experiences throughout the year.  This service learning helps students value the meaning of service and its relationship to Christian values. The four projects are listed below: 

  • Run 4 Kids' Sake/Hands Against Hunger
  • Hands Against Hunger
  • Nursing Home Visit
  • Matthew 25 Ministries


Sophomores are required to serve at least four hours per quarter. Both local agencies and individuals call upon Bishop Fenwick students throughout the year to help with a wide variety of volunteer projects. This is a unique contribution our school offers to the wider community and many people rely on the time and talents of our students. Campus Ministry tracks sophomore service with a Sophomore Service Form that students must complete and submit.

Juniors & Seniors

Juniors and seniors are required to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to service by establishing a relationship with a particular service agency in the community. This service learning is a year-long commitment and requires a minimum of six hours of service per quarter in addition to quarterly reflections. Students may choose an agency from a list of approved organizations. Upperclassmen verify their service establishment with a Service Contract 17-18 and a Service Verification 2017-2018 submitted annually to Campus Ministry. Additional information is available from the Junior/Senior Service FAQS.

Talon Thursdays

Talon Thursdays is a bimonthly after school service project in which all Fenwick students are invited to live, pray, and reflect upon the four Falcon Talons: Faith, Integrity, Service, and Compassion. While students are regularly afforded opportunities to serve individually and with members of their own class, Talon Thursdays give Falcons the chance to serve alongside students from any class, club, team, or student organization, as well as members of the faculty.  This service project take place at Bishop Fenwick, but benefits both Saint Vincent DePaul in Dayton and Hope House of Middletown.

To read about students in action click on Fenwick students dig 'talons' into service work.

Mission Trip

Mission Trip is a week-long service opportunity offered to students during the summer.  During this week, students will serve the disadvantaged of an inner-city community, reflect on their encounters with Christ in those whom they meet, and pray together.  Students are challenged by the injustices they are exposed to, transformed by the relationships they build, and prepared to be active Christian leaders in our community.  Students can register for Mission Trip in the fall, and will prepare for their week of mission during the spring.