Middle School Launches Humilitas Service Club at St. Charles

St. Charles is proud to announce its first student-led service club. Launched in the Fall of 2020, the Humilitas Service Club welcomed its first generation of middle school members with the motto, “Serving Others, Serving Christ.” Members are a mix of 19 6th through 8th graders who attend St. Charles Parish School, Hartland, Wisconsin, and are interested in service and volunteerism. The goals of the new club:

To provide opportunities for working together in charitable service to the community in and outside of St. Charles Parish;

To develop leadership potential in its members; and

To foster development of  strong, moral character and an orientation towards serving others.

Overseen by Principal Dan Garvey and Parent Advisors, Liz and Jon Ingrisano, the Humilitas Service Club empowers the middle school members to seek out and participate in a variety of volunteer opportunities among non-profit organizations serving local and surrounding communities. The objectives of Humilitas are drawn from Matthew 25:34-40 (see below).

Among its first projects' completed included a letter writing activity to express gratitude to nearly 300 area Veterans living in nursing homes. 

"Our family has been involved with Mail Calls like this in the past, and the Veterans really appreciate the kindness and cheer that such correspondence can bring," Liz Ingrisano explained to members. 

Seeking Service Opportunities

Due to COVID19, the variety of service needs and activities have changed dramatically, especially for school-aged volunteers. The Club members and its advisors are actively seeking opportunities that can be accomplished with safety protocols such as safe distancing and wearing masks.

If you know of an opportunity to serve others and would like to share it with the Humilitas Club, please email the information to humilitas@stcharleshartland.org.

The Humilitas Club recognized Veterans Day as an opportunity to honor and give thanks to those who have served in the military.