Holy Cross students learn what it means to ‘give back’

Holy Cross High School junior Jordan Adams, left, helped Cheryl, right, with a worksheet at Dreams with Wings, a day center for adults with developmental disabilities. Record Photo by Jessica Able)
Holy Cross High School junior Jordan Adams, left, helped Cheryl, right, with a worksheet at Dreams with Wings, a day center for adults with developmental disabilities. Record Photo by Jessica Able)

Juniors at Holy Cross High School recently completed an immersive service-learning program that aimed to give students real-world knowledge of the importance of giving back to their community.

The Bishop David Service Immersion Program, which lasts six weeks, allowed members of the junior class to put in a full eight-hour day of service per week to their assigned agencies, a news release from the school said.

The program aims to give students the opportunity to see first hand the inner workings of a non-profit organization. They had a chance to see what a typical day is like and get to know some of the people served by area agencies.

Michael Epperson, a junior at Holy Cross, said his work at Dreams with Wings has been different than other service he has provided.

“This is more hands-on. We are able to interact more,” he said. “I actually feel like I’m making a difference.”

Students served in 20 area agencies, including Gilda’s Club, St. Joseph Children’s Home, the Red Cross,  and Harbor House. Holy Cross students completed more than 3,700 hours of service during the six-week program..

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