The prizes will help Catholic Charities of Louisville and will boost Mercy’s technology.
The students’ project aimed to meet the basic and long-term needs of immigrants and refugees in the Louisville area. They worked directly with those in need through Catholic Charities of Louisville, local schools and Dare to Care Kids’ Cafés.
The students also raised money through bake sales and other fundraisers; worked to educate the community about immigrants and refugees and advocated on behalf of young immigrants at Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office.
Their efforts were selected for recognition in the Lead2Feed Challenge, a competition that promotes youth leadership and community service. Mercy Academy received a $5,000 grant for the charity of their choice — Catholic Charities. The school will also receive $2,000 in technology products.
Nationwide, Lead2Feed awarded $275,000 to non-profit organizations and $170,000 in technology products for schools, according to an announcement from Lead2Feed.