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Moderator: Mrs. Kori Wright

Dr. Andrew SchmittMr. Mike MassaMr. Keith MugMr. Chris Shaver

Marianist LIFE (Living In Faith Experience) is a national faith-formation program rooted in Catholic and Marianist tradition and targeted to the needs of high school students. LIFE offers students an opportunity for fellowship and fun in a caring, upbeat context.
Student roles are vital to MLC at Chaminade:
  • 25 student leaders help to facilitate and coordinate meetings. (Often “side” or “organizational” meetings are held to help plan larger meetings.)
  • Student leaders invite “guests” (other students) to meetings.
Students meet every Friday at 7:10 for a mass or prayer service in the Immaculate Conception Chapel.
  • We gather for breakfast after each meeting.
  • Average meetings are about 50-70 students.
Students meet once a month on Saturdays (typically) for a meeting that goes from 3PM-5PM then attendance at 5PM Mass at Our Lady of Pillar Catholic Church.
In the Marianist tradition of hospitality after mass, dinner is provided and student leaders serve guests. The meal is taken seriously. Which is to say, these are catered, or prepared, meals rather than just ordering pizza.
Topics vary:
  • Family
  • Spirituality
  • Community
  • Respect for women
Average meetings are about 50-70 students.
Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12 (member)
Middle School MLC is open to grades 6-8.
In order to be a “leader” in our MLC program students must attend the Pacific LIFE Week in Occidental CA. or the Central LIFE Week in Dayton OH.

Model United Nations is open to high school students interested in international affairs. Each year, students represent a country in the United Nations and advocate their country’s perspective in a simulation with other students. There are two local events each year. Model United Nations also takes part in Model United Nations of the University of Chicago, one of the largest Model United Nations events in the world for high school students. Recruitment takes place at the beginning of each school year.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12
Interest in international affairs

Moderator: Mr. Dan Stout

The Chaminade Peace & Justice Club promotes the themes of Catholic Social Teaching (Life and Dignity of the Human Person, Call to Family, Community, and Participation, Rights and Responsibilities, Option for the Poor and Vulnerable, The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers, Solidarity & Care for God's Creation) within the Chaminade and Global community.
Our ultimate goal is to influence and inform the community about the Church’s teaching regarding peace & justice.

We meet during Esto Vir every other week or so. We participate in workshops presented by the Archdiocesan Peace & Justice Commission. We plan Courageous Conversations that take place during Esto Vir for the entire Chaminade community.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12
Youth and Government (YAG) is a student-driven simulation of state government. Beginning in the fall of each year, students come together to choose their roles, register and prepare for the State Conference. At the State Conference, students create their version of state government under the guidelines of the Missouri Constitution. All participants in Missouri come together for this three-day event at the State Capitol. Legislators meet in committees and in the House and Senate chambers to debate legislation. Attorneys try their cases before student judges and engage in a trial competition. The entire event is covered by student media. Participants also engage in campaigns and elections for officers who will serve during the following year.
Meetings take place after school or before school weekly, from August-December.
Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12