Xavier High School: A Summer of Leadership & Service

 

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For Xavier High School students, summer break is not only time off from class and academics, it is the time to participate in the exciting and humbling service opportunities that Xavier has to offer. At Xavier we live by the motto “to lead is to serve” and our service trip to Camden, New Jersey as well as our Xavier Leadership Institute allow us to live out that message.

 

On Monday, August 15, nine Xavier students and two faculty members left for the Romero Center in Camden, New Jersey. They represented Xavier by serving the poor and vulnerable members of the Camden community through their work at soup kitchens, drop-in centers, day camps, health care facilities, nursing homes, and community centers.  While at the Romero center, they had a chance to learn about Catholic social teaching and to reflect on and share their experiences with students from other schools.

 

In addition to the Camden trip, sixty-three seniors and several faculty members gathered at Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford from August 7-11 to continue a long-standing tradition – Xavier Leadership Institute (XLI).  This was the forty-fifth XLI in Xavier’s history.  While the faces have changed, the mission remains – to prepare the next senior class to step into their role as leaders in the Xavier community.  Through workshops, group work, talks, team activities, prayer, and reflection, this year’s XLI attendees learned more about themselves, each other, Xavier, and leadership.  They grew closer as a class as they prepared to welcome our newest Falcons, the Class of 2020.

 

You can stay up to date on our students living out the Xavier mission by visiting our website www.xavierhighschool.org and by following @XavierHighCT on Instagram and Twitter.

 

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