Sorting clothes for a homeless shelter, moving heavy office furniture, pulling weeds, reading to elementary students, or talking with elderly patients in a nursing home might not be on an average teenager’s list of things to do during a half-day out of the classroom.
For the nearly 680 students at Powers Catholic High School in Flint, however, Charger Outreach Day on Sept. 21 was more than a chance to escape their desks -- it provided inspiration for their souls.
The students, along with faculty, staff and parents, took the time to engage in community service at over 40 sites in Genesee County. From manual labor, to brain power, to caring hands and listening ears, the students lived out their faith in their community.
“We have Charger Outreach to instill in our community the spirit of service. This is one of the tenants of our faith and it really upholds the Year of Mercy that Pope Francis established,” said event organizer Bridget Rabine, an English teacher at Powers. “It was a fantastic faith-filled day for sure.”
Read more about Charger Outreach Day 2016 in the Tri-County Times here.