First Step to Service

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First Step to Service offers the following benefits to Catholic schools in the Diocese of Youngstown:

  • A strengthening of the connection between Catholic Charities and school aged youth.
  • Opportunities for students to deepen their faith by better understanding their responsibility to help the “least of their brothers and sisters” in need.
  • Cultivation of service-minded young people.
  • Opportunities for students to learn more about their call as Catholics and as Christians to care for those in need.
  • Worksheets on various topics related to Catholic Charities, along with activities, stories, pictures, discussion topics and practical suggestions for engaging students in the work of Catholic Charities and community service projects.
  • Social media opportunities for teachers to showcase how their students are using First Step to Service.
  • Carefully selected give away items related to presented topics.

First Step to Service Topics for the 2018 – 2019 school year are as follows:

October—Respect Life

January—Poverty Awareness

March—Care for Creation

May—Summer Hunger

If you are interested in participating, please contact Nikole Baringer at 330-744-8451, ext. 323 or email  We look forward to working together with our Catholic schools.  Have a great year!

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