Social Interaction and Support Clubs
LINK Crew is Saint Viator’s freshman and transfer student transition program. LINK leaders are juniors and seniors who have been invited to join after receiving faculty nominations and recommendations. They serve as mentors to the freshman class and provide social and academic support throughout the school year.
SADD-Students Against Destructive Decisions/Students Making Smart Choices
Students help to organize activities that educate and encourage all students to make good decisions. Club activities include: Red Ribbon Week, distracted driving awareness, safe driving and safe prom activities. Every year students participate in programs to help increase awareness of good decisions, including the IDOT’s Operation Safe Driving program, the International Save-a-Life Tour, our own Grimm Reaper day, Allstate’s X the Text program and AT&T’s It Can Wait program. In addition, SADD sponsors outreach programs including: the Walter Payton Toy drive and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. New club members and ideas are always welcome.
- 2014 Walter Payton Toy Drive: For the past five years, Saint Viator has won first place honors as the school that collected the most toys for underprivileged children in the State of Illinois. The toy collection is held November 1 through December 1 each year.
- 2014 Celebrate My Drive Campaign: In October, Saint Viator participated State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive campaign to increase awareness of safe driving techniques.
- 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life: In June, nearly 90 Saint Viator students, as well as faculty and staff, walked in Arlington Heights’ Relay for Life. Our team raised nearly $12,000 for cancer research and honored teachers and family members who have battled cancer at a midnight prayer service.
The Justice League
The Justice League is a social justice club committed to the Viatorian value of caring for the marginalized. The group incorporates educational experiences, service and reflection to provide students with the desire to create positive social change. During the 2015-2016 school year we travelled to the border of Mexico to learn about immigration and sent student delegates to the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City. Here in Arlington Heights, we met with refugees at the Marie Joseph House of Hospitality to better understand the ongoing refugee crisis and sponsored a SVHS Trivia Night to raise awareness about inequality in global education. We were able to send a student from Dago, Kenya to high school with the proceeds from the evening.