Faith in Action
One of the Essential Elements of Catholic Education at Vancouver College is to stand in solidarity with those marginalized by poverty and injustice. With this mission in mind, the student outreach program was organized to place faith in action and make it a reality in our school community.
The Religious Education Department requires students at all grade levels to accomplish a "service project" as part of their completion of the course each year. In this way, students are challenged from the start to "get involved" in the world both near and far and "make a difference" for others. We hope in some small way to challenge the prevailing ethos of materialism and selfishness encouraged by business and political life today.
In addition, several school-wide initiatives take place each year to raise funds and encourage awareness that assists a number of local and international charities and organizations including Covenant House, Missions of Charity, and Doors Open.
Grade 10-12 students interested in joining our three Faith in Action teams, (Bronx, Peru, and Brownsville) for the 2021-2022 school year are asked to complete the attached form by Friday, May 15, 2021.
While we cannot at this point confirm that travel to these areas will be possible in March 2022, we will be making a final decision in November, 2021. Although there is a possibility you may not be able to travel to these communities, we still encourage you to apply! As demonstrated through our 2021 Faith in Action Week, there are many opportunities for students to make a difference abroad, from the Vancouver College Campus.