SDA students are encouraged to participate in service opportunities, through school or on their own.
Saint Dominic Academy Dominican Youth in Action Club (DYAC) sponsors a variety of service projects throughout the year. They include an annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive, the “Souper” Bowl can collection, a Christmas Giving Tree, participation in CROP Walk, working at local Food Banks, and making Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, to name a few.
In Religion classes, the message to the students is: “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” (James 2:14-17)