Class X participates in an annual overnight retreat run by YSOP, the Youth Service Opportunities Program
. This retreat complements the students’ social justice curriculum by immersing them in a hands-on experience serving the poor, the needy, and the marginalized. Recent volunteer opportunities at YSOP have included several soup kitchens, such as CHIPS (Christian Help in Park Slope), St. Joseph’s Soup Kitchen, All Souls, Fraternite Notre Dame, Holy Apostles, and Trinity Lutheran. Students also serve at the McKinley’s Children’s Garden in Queens. Students in Class X are expected to complete a minimum of 40 hours of community service over the course of the year as part of their social justice class.