Junior Justice Project

**For more thorough information, please visit the Office of Faith and Justice service page here:

The Junior Justice Project (JJP) is completed by juniors either during the summer leading into their junior year or during the school year. The 50 hour service learning experience gives students the opportunity to explore and crystallize both the challenges and rewards of living a life for and with others. In consultation with the office of Faith and Justice, students select a placement where they will spend their 50 hours. The grade for this project is based on student’s successful and diligent completion of his hours as well as the thoughtful completion of various reflection activities. At the end of their experience, students will research a social justice issue that emerged during their 50 hours. Students will then synthesize their research and experience for the final portion of their justice project grade. 

The JJP will be placed on a student's spring junior year schedule 8th period, is a letter-graded course, and the Office of Faith and Justice will work with students to select the best window of time and agency that connects the student to an agency that meets his interests, his schedule, and the geographic area that works for him.  Although the grade for Junior Justice Project will show on a student's Spring transcript, it is expected the he complete JJP in either the summer, fall or spring semester. This process will be independently tracked by the Office of Faith and Justice.

Students are expected to fulfill their Junior Justice Project commitment by working 50 hours one semester at an approved agency in the greater Phoenix community. Students will work with an agency that exhibits a ‘preferential option for the poor and vulnerable’.

Immersion Trips: Students entering their junior year may fulfill some of their 50-hour Justice Project requirement by participating in either the certain immersion trips. Please see the OFJ for more details.