Advocacy Club is a group of committed Crusaders who show leadership through social justice and hope to bring about positive change in the world, one student at a time. The club sponsors events like Fear the Beard, the Helping Hands Project, and environmental awareness. Membership is open to juniors and seniors and will fulfill Theology classes’ service requirements. This club is moderated by Fr. Mark Walter (our School Chaplain) and Mr. Dolan.
Edmund Rice Camp is a week of fun-filled activities in the summer for children from neighboring parishes that allows campers to grow in self-esteem, confidence, and spirituality. Camp leaders work together for the good of the campers, practice leader-ship skills, and increase their awareness of social justice issues. Edmund Rice Camp offers an opportunity to “play and pray together.” Mrs. England and Mr. Augustyn are the program directors of ERC.
Edmund Rice Society is a group of parents, and students who are actively in-volved in helping the homeless. Monthly from October to April, families prepare and service meals at the P.A.D.S. shelter. The group is about living out Edmund Rice’s concern for the poor and is moderated by Mr. Grogan.
Students have an opportunity to provide service to the school on a daily basis to the Main Office, Deans’ Office, or the Guidance Department. Students who have an open period or study hall assist office personnel with various duties such as running errands, delivering packages, and assisting with office projects.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.) is an organization open to all students, freshmen through seniors. The purpose of S.A.D.D. is to make students aware of the dangers connected with drinking and drugs. The big event is the annual Red Ribbon Week at the end of October. Prior to Red Week, meetings are held once a week in the morning. After Red Ribbon Week, meetings are held when needed. Throughout the year, when a student has his 16th birthday, S.A.D.D. sends him a congratulatory note along with a S.A.D.D. key ring. S.A.D.D. is moderated by Mrs. Lynch.
This organization acts as the student governmental body of Br. Rice High School. Freshman through senior students are encouraged to participate. The Student Council facilitates a variety of activities, includ-ing Homecoming Spirit Week, blood drives, Mission Madness, food and toy drives, and student council election of officers. Ms. Pacetti is the moderator.