Senior Shared Life

Senior Shared Life

In many ways, the Senior Shared Life project is the capstone of the four-year service program at Marquette University High School. All seniors, as part of their graduation requirements, must successfully complete the Senior Shared Life Project.

At the end of the third academic quarter, every senior is released from classes to work on a community service project for two weeks. Most of the MUHS seniors work to benefit members of the Milwaukee community by putting in time at local service agencies or institutions such as day care centers, public schools and retirement homes. Some students opt to work on a service site in the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky.

Midway through Senior Shared Life, the entire class returns to MUHS to reflect on and share their observations and experiences. Students gain insight into their own projects and have a chance to re-evaluate their commitment before completing the final week.

Since the project began in 1972, more than 10,000 students have provided nearly 500,000 hours of service at more than 70 sites. Graduates often cite the Senior Shared Life project as their most powerful experience at MUHS. It is just another example of how MUHS gives its students to demonstrate that they are "men for others."

For questions, contact:
Paul Farrell
Director of Campus Ministry

414-933-7220, Ext. 3083