Stonehill Lets High School Students Experience a Day in the Life

Stonehill College recently hosted kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton (BGCB) in order to give them a unique experience. BGCB seeks to “fire the imaginations of young men and women, exposing them to a range of educational and career opportunities while encouraging them to shoot for the moon.” As part of Stonehill’s recent college-access initiative, the two joined forces to provide new opportunities for high school students. Ten students from BGCB were chosen to spend the day immersed in Stonehill campus life and experiences. The students were able to attend an Admission session, learn about the application process, eat in the Dining Commons, and visit the library.

One of the main attractions of the day for the students was being able to attend a mock business class hosted by one of the business professors. This class “opened the eyes to the business person in each of the students, and let them explore case studies and enter into dialogue.” One student notes how this experience allowed him to see the independence one experiences in college and learn what is necessary to thrive.

To read more about Stonehill’s partnership with the Boys and Girls Club, visit Stonehill news.

Food for Thought Friday: Pope Francis has some Advice for College Students

Food for Thought Friday: With a new cohort of first-year students starting in college soon, Busted Halo, a Catholic digital magazine, has found a way to incorporate the wisdom of Pope Francis into their yearly advice for incoming students. With advice such as ‘Be open to new people,’ and ‘Take care of others,’ Busted Halo brings to light how Our Holy Father’s words can accompany students, both new and returning, in their journey through higher education. Read the full article here!

New Resource: Creating a Climate for Solidarity 35th Anniversary of St. Francis Named as the Patron Saint of Those Who Promote Ecology

October 2014 marks the 35th anniversary of St. Francis named as the Patron Saint of those who promote ecology by St. John Paul II. Pope Francis, equally inspired by St. Francis, highlighted early in his pontificate how the poor are disproportionately and unjustly harmed by environmental degradation, including climate change.

From St. Francis to Pope Francis to You! Creating a Climate for Solidarity is a 90 minute multimedia presentation combining short video testimonials with group reflection processes that highlight the impacts of climate change on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people and communities. Each program will be offered in Parish, College, and Youth versions and in both English and Spanish.

Visit the Catholic Climate Covenant website for more information about these resources.