Sophomore Summer Service Program Information
Sunday, May 26 - Thursday, May 30, 2024
Sunday, June 2 - Thursday, June 6, 2024
Sunday, June 9 - Thursday, June 13, 2024
Sunday, June 23 - Thursday, June 27, 2024
*** All trips begin early afternoon on Sunday (with drop off at LSCHS or Blessed Carlo Acutis Center) and end late afternoon/ early evening Thursday (exact times TBD). ***
Size: 26-30 students per trip
Cost: $600 (includes meals, transportation to and from service sites, supplies, activities, facility rental, etc...) THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL FUNDRAISING REQUIRED. The only money needed will be for one evening out and miscellaneous spending. $300 deposit is due December 4, 2023 and final payment due by April 14, 2024. Financial Aid is available for families in need. Please contact Mr Clark or Mr McLaughlin for more information.
Please note: the deposit is non-refundable after April 14, 2024.
Monday, December 4, 2023
Trip Leadership: Overall coordination - Mr. Clark and Mrs. Giuliani. Each individual week will led by La Salle College High School faculty/ staff members.
Service Trip Overview:
La Salle has had a long legacy of making a difference in the region. Serve AC is a unique opportunity for students to live in community and work at various social service organizations in Atlantic City. Students will encounter the poor in soup kitchens, schools, churches, or on the streets. The project will be based on the principles of the Lasallian Mission, which are faith, service, and community.
Students will be housed at The Blessed Carlo Acutis Youth Center in Absecon, NJ 500 S New Rd, Absecon, NJ 08201. The center, a renovated convent located adjacent to Holy Spirit High School, provides bed linens. Students will need to bring their own toiletries and pillow.
Through our work make a visible and positive impact on the people in the community we serve.
To reflect upon and develop a better understanding of the social, political, economic, religious and cultural aspects of life for the urban poor and disadvantaged.
To gain an understanding of our Catholic Social Teaching through interaction with and direct service to the people of Atlantic City and surrounding areas.
To integrate insights gained during the service experience regarding the urban poor and disadvantaged and its culture with their own lives through group discussions and written reflection.
Criteria for Selection: The program is open to any sophomore student who is in good academic and disciplinary standing. The primary criterion is expressed interest in the objectives and aims of the program.