Freshmen and Dads "Leave To Serve" For 17th Annual Branchout Day

Freshmen and Dads "Leave To Serve" For 17th Annual Branchout Day

Over 400 Explorers "branched-out" across the greater Philadelphia area, providing a day of service to the people of Kensington, West Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, Center City and Bensalem

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Tuesday October 9th, the entire freshmen class, more than 160 of their dads, and 25 faculty members continued the tradition of introducing the newest members of the La Salle community to our long standing commitment to service through our 17th Annual Freshmen Branch-Out Day.

Throughout the course of the day, the group was "branched-out" across the greater Philadelphia area, providing a day of service to the people of Kensington, West Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, Center City and Bensalem. They worked with 21 different Catholic Elementary Schools, Catholic Social Services Agencies, and other community organizations providing services to inner city children, the elderly, the homeless, those dealing with substance abuse, a crisis pregnancy, and mental health. A complete listing of the agencies is below.

Upon completion of this introductory day, there are no other mandatory service requirements placed on La Salle students. Yet despite that, last year some 85% of La Salle students participated on one of our weekly, seasonal, summer immersion programs. For more information about the Freshmen Branch-Out Day or the overall Mission and Ministry program, please visit www.lschs.org/ministry.

Drone Video: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Service Site

Photo Slideshow

Branchout Day Locations

St. Joan of Arc

Holy Innocents Parish

Sisters of St. Joseph Welcome Center

Mercy House

Rock Ministries

Visitation BVM Catholic Elementary School

St. Martin de Porres Catholic Elementary School

Women of Hope

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial

St. Charles Senior Center

Our Mother of Sorrows / St. Ignatius Catholic Elementary School

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Elementary School

St. Ignatius Nursing Home

Holy Family Nursing Home (Little Sisters of the Poor)

St. Cyprian Day School

SHARE Food Program

Blessed Margaret Castello House

Medical Mission Sisters

Artman Home


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