High school students connecting to London community through King’s service program
On Friday, November 16, 2012, high school students from London and surrounding areas will be joining King’s University College to serve the community. The Come & Serve program of the Office of Campus Ministry, will partner 51 grade 10-12 students with 31 current King’s students to participate in community service projects throughout London. Students will be volunteering at one of nine not-for-profit organizations including: Ark Aid Missions, Compassion Canada, L’Arche, the Salvation Army, the Sister’s of St. Joseph Hospitality Centre, Men’s Mission, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and Ronald McDonald House.
“The day can best be described as a marathon of community service,” says Alexandria Lepore, Campus Minister to Youth in the Office of Campus Ministry at King’s. “This program takes the high school graduation requirement of 40 hours of community service one step further. Rooted in the Catholic faith, which these students study in their schools, the day gives students the unique opportunity to put their faith and their studies into practice. The program also encourages students to think forward, after completing eight hours of community service they will have a sneak-peak into the university experience at King’s.”
Following these service projects, students will return to King’s to listen to a keynote presentation Featuring Joe Vorstermans, Director of Intercordia Canada, partake in service-related workshops, and celebrate in prayer with members of the Parkhill Life Teen Band.
For more information about this and other Campus Ministry initiatives, please visit kings.uwo.ca/campus-ministry-old/