We are thrilled to welcome two recent college grads this school year through the ASC Volunteer Program: Kevin Buettner and Joe Simon. They are among 15 other young men and women serving at 5 additional Jesuit schools across the U.S. Central and Southern Province.
Kevin Buettner, a graduate of the University of Tulsa, will co-teach freshman math and English, mentor students in advising groups, coach, work on specialized academic support teams, and assist with the Corporate Work Study Program. “I can't wait to get back to serving others more personally at Arrupe Jesuit High School (Denver)! I hope my passion for learning can stir the students' interest in learning as well."
Joe Simon, a graduate of Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, Ohio), Joe Simon will co-teach freshman math and English, mentor students in advising groups, coach, work on specialized academic support teams, and assist with the Corporate Work Study Program. “I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to serve in Alum Service Corps at Arrupe Jesuit High School (Denver). I am looking forward to the friendships of my fellow volunteers and interacting with the students of Arrupe on a personal level. I hope to provide for them the guidance and support that ASC teachers gave me at Rockhurst High School (Kansas City, Mo.). I am especially excited to coach baseball, my favorite sport! ASC is a unique opportunity for spiritual and personal growth, and I cannot wait to get started!”
The Alum Service Corps offers graduates of Jesuit high schools and Jesuit universities an opportunity to give back in gratitude for their Jesuit education by committing a year of service as faculty members in Jesuit middle or high schools.
Alum Service Corps volunteers serve at Jesuit middle and high schools throughout Denver, Kansas City, and St. Louis. Members of ASC live in community, commit to growth in the Ignatian tradition, and serve their students out of gratitude for their Jesuit education.
Typically, ASC volunteers teach two or three sections in an area of competence and immerse themselves throughout the life of the school: coaching, tutoring, club moderating, service programs, campus ministry, and driving. ASC volunteers support students from a unique position and offer them a model of the Graduate at Graduation.
Each week, ASC Volunteers reflect and promote their experiences at the six high schools in the province through blog posts. See below to see how their time has been thus far!