Freshmen and Their Fathers Branch-Out in Service to Others
The Class of 2020, along with their fathers and members of the faculty/staff, provided over 1,500 hours of community service at nineteen different sites located throughout the Philadelphia Area.
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the freshman class (Class of 2020) at La Salle College High School participated in Freshman Branch-Out Day. Over 275 students, along with 150 of their fathers and thirty members of school's faculty and staff, performed a day of service at nineteen "under-served" sites in the Philadelphia Area. This year marked the 15th consecutive year that the freshman class at La Salle College High School has "branched out" in service to the community. In total, over 450 members of the La Salle community provided over 1,550 hours of service to these organizations.
The service at these sites included painting, light constriction, cleaning, packing food, and various other duties. Each group spent approximately four hours at their site (9:00 am to 1:00 pm). At the end of the day, participants returned to La Salle for small group discussions, reflection, and a prayer service. One of the many purposes of the day was to introduce the freshman class to the integral role that community service plays in the Lasallian mission and to challenge them to find their role in that mission.