European Refugee Crisis: Ways Schools can Help
Motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the CRS Global High School Program provides opportunities for Catholic secondary schools to join with CRS to educate about Catholic social teaching and advocate for solidarity with the global poor. Learn more
Catholic Relief Services’ Global High School Program strengthens the Catholic high schools in the United States, encourages high school students into active global citizenship and engages the entire school community in the mission of Catholic social teaching.
Catholic schools form disciples, not just learners. This distinction denotes the centrality of Jesus Christ in the work and mission of Catholic schools. The mission acknowledges that we are all called by our Baptism to serve the most vulnerable and uphold the human dignity of all people. By embracing Catholic social teaching, we prepare students to be missionaries of our faith to the world..
Students who want to work in an interconnected global world require an elevated global dialogue. This must exist both in the classrooms and pervading the school environment. To be successful — personally, intellectually, and professionally — students must become "global citizens," capable of analyzing and articulating issues on a global level.
The CRS Global High School program provides Catholic high schools the opportunity to choose to engage in the work of CRS on three levels: Silver, Gold and Platinum. From schools that choose the core Silver level to the extensive engagement of the Platinum level, all participating schools receive timely information on new resources and emergency response opportunities, educational opportunities, and tools to publicly celebrate the relationship between your school and CRS.
Platinum Level schools serve as a model and resource for other Catholic schools in their region. After serving as a Gold Level school, schools are eligible to apply to serve as a Platinum level school.