Activities: Creating Opportunities for our Students

Activities at Cardinal Ritter Prep let students develop leadership skills, talents and interests. Here are just a few of them!
Intern Leadership Program
The Intern Leadership Program (ILP) gives African-American youth opportunities beyond college graduation, to encourage leadership in the St. Louis community and to develop youth as highly productive, responsible citizens.

Cardinal Ritter Prep juniors and seniors in the ILP can receive leadership scholarships and summer internships with local major employers. ILP is a six-year program, with students trained in professional development and placed in internships throughout college. Upon college graduation, participants are in an excellent position to earn a job if they commit to work for the sponsor company for at least four years after graduation. The program includes mentoring support.

Christian Service Program
The Christian Service Program enables students to practice the values reflected in the Philosophy and Mission of Cardinal Ritter Prep. Every semester, students are required to serve a specified number of hours at a pre-approved agency. Service Hours are listed as an additional course on each students report card. A Pass/Fail grade is applied at the end of the second and fourth quarters. Completion of the Christian Service Program is a requirement for graduation at Cardinal Ritter Prep.

A list of approved agencies is posted on the Cardinal Ritter Prep EDLINE site

National Honors Society
Membership in the National Honor Society has been recognized nationally as one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a high school student. Membership, however, more than an honor, carries with it responsibility and should be considered the beginning of an obligation, NOT merely the successful culmination of an effort to achieve recognition and honor.

Golf Club
The Golf Club gives students the opportunity to learn how to play the game as well as compete with other high schools. Previous experience or knowledge is not necessary, and neither is owning golf clubs! The club is managed by faculty members Joe Pecaut and Peggy Scharf.

Book and Breakfast Club
The Book and Breakfast Club reads a book each month and meets to discuss it on the final Friday of the month in the Library from 7—8 a.m. A breakfast of bagels, muffins, or donuts with juice and milk will be served to fuel the mind for more energetic book discussions. Copies of each month’s new selection are available for purchase at cost from Mrs. Turland in the Library. You are also welcome to check out a copy from the Cardinal Ritter Prep Library or any other.

Spoken Word Club
The Spoken Word Club offers a bi-monthly venue for Cardinal Ritter Prep students who wish to share and hone their poetic talents. This year Spoken Word Club members will sponsor the Cardinal Ritter Poetry Contest, host an Open-Mike Night in the fall and spring, and publish student poems in our new publication, “Speak Easy”.

The mission of Sisterhood is to promote unity among females at Cardinal Ritter High School and the community as well as to live up to the threefold mission of Cardinal Ritter High School: Academic Excellence, Faith Development and Leadership. We do this in the name of Christian fellowship.