Our students are offered many ways to practice the Lasallian core principle of service and concern for the poor. All of our juniors participate in an immersion program called Faith, 服务, and Community (F.S.C); a one-day experience that has them walking in the shoes of the poor and marginalized in San Francisco.
Juniors and seniors also have the opportunity to participate in our Ven A Ver immersion programs which find their foundation in the rich tradition of Catholic Social Teaching and the Old Testament. These immersions take place throughout the United States and offer students a multi-day experience where they learn about, 和服务, 处于边缘的社区.
It killed me that we didn’t have enough lunches to share with the day laborers. But seeing Matt run to the grocery store to buy more lunches with his own money made clear to me the space that Ven A Ver creates in our hearts.
One of the most important graduation outcomes at 365betway下载 is that our students will graduate “Men of Faith who pray and integrate Gospel Values 和服务 其他人, 尤其是穷人和边缘群体.” Ven A Ver is designed to help our young men achieve this outcome by broadening their worldview and lived experience, as well as by deepening their 信仰 in God, 其他人, 和自己. This challenging opportunity to “walk in the shoes of the poor” radically changes perspectives and stereotypes, moving participants to value all people regardless of their station in life.
The mission of Ven A Ver Immersion is Scripture-based. In Micah 6:8 God makes very clear what he expects of us – “Act Justly, 爱的温柔, 存谦卑的心与你的神同行.” In Matthew Chapter 25:31-46 Jesus tells his disciples “I was hungry and you fed me, 我渴了，你给我水喝, 我是个陌生人，你却欢迎我.“在Ven A Ver期间, 我们喂饱饥饿的人, 把水给口渴的人喝, and welcome the stranger - all from a place of being Just (which means serving the common good), Loving our Neighbor (by endeavoring to understand the plight of our homeless, 以及移民兄弟姐妹), and being Humble in the presence of God (experienced in the poor, 无家可归的人, 和无声的).
To participate in this program, our students must complete an application and sit for an interview. We also consult teachers and other staff members to evaluate the maturity and readiness of each applicant.
The following personal qualities are what we are looking for in prospective candidates:
- 学生 must be a junior or a senior, and be in good academic standing in all of their classes.
- 学生 must display a strong sense of responsibility (i.e. on time for meetings and committed to meeting deadlines).
- 学生 must be sincere in their motivation, readiness, and maturity.
- 学生 must have background and experience that demonstrates that they are prepared for Ven A Ver.
- 学生 must be open about the role that their 信仰 plays in their choice to apply.
请注意: Everyone who applies for 甚至是阿弗·萨利纳斯 will be interviewed and given serious consideration. Each application is subject to review and approval. If accepted, the program costs $300, and this will be invoiced one month prior to the trip. 经济援助可根据要求提供.
Teachers are required to give one full day for every day of school missed so that students can make up any work that they missed.
If you have any questions about this program, please contact our 校园部 Office: (925) 288-8185