By Sister Norma Raupple
The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown are expanding our Service Learning Program to include opportunities for high school seniors.
There are many situations where students need service hours, field work or internships as part of their education process. One of the most popular and needed opportunities we provide is for tutors of school-age children. This is a win-win for both the children -- who get help with homework, and the young adults -- who receive affirmation as role models.
On Sunday, February 25, our first six high school seniors visited Angela’s Villa and were welcomed by others who are currently serving. Melissa Dahman, who’s on the council for our Young Adult Outreach home, convened the group and prepared most of the brunch. They enjoyed some social activities, and there also was time for prayer.
We’re still accepting high school seniors to the program. They’ll continue to meet at 11:30 a.m.
on the fourth Sundays of March, April and May. There will be an official welcome to the program
in June. The topics to be covered will be:
- Who are the Ursulines?
- What are the service opportunities?
- Who are the populations we serve?
Our Service Learning Program began in 2011 and has provided various service opportunities for more than 100 college students.