|ROSEMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL REACHES OUT|
MONTREAL, OCTOBER 14, 2015 – Student action is at the forefront of a new program at Rosemount High School entitled “Rosemount Reaches Out!” Over the course of the school year, the program will delve into issues on both a local and global level and through education and community involvement; students hope to make a difference.
Under the guidance of Vince Lacroce, Spiritual and Community Animator, this project is intended to encourage students to become proactive citizens in their community. To date, over 120 students have enrolled in the program that emphasizes volunteerism, empathy and citizenship.
Recently, students undertook the first initiative in the program, which was establishing a partnership with the Benedict Labre House in the Griffintown, an institution that serves as a day centre for the homeless. By working with the organization throughout the year, students will familiarize themselves with the struggles of the estimated 3,000 homeless people in Montreal.
As apart of their first visit to the organization, students prepared a full course Thanksgiving dinner courtesy of Frank and Dino Aliments-Sysco and Boucherie AGA.
Events for November and December will focus respectively on stopping racism and examining the causes of the Holocaust and World War II, These activities will be followed by the packing of over 2,000 boxes in collaboration with many EMSB schools and Rosemount Technology Centre for the annual Spirit of Giving campaign.
The initiatives of the EMSB’s Spiritual Animation Program helps students improve the lives of others and make a difference in their community and beyond.
Michael J. Cohen