Students will have an opportunity to meet high schoolers from around the country as they live in the community at Jerusalem Farm for the week. Each day, students will serve by completing specific home repair projects for Kansas City residents, participating in the upkeep of the community garden, and more.
Faith in Action
Outreach is a vital part of the faith experience at Gibbons. Each class has the opportunity to experience a grade-level outreach project in solidarity with those who are often underserved in the local community.
Freshman: Equity and Education
Our freshmen spend the morning serving at a child development center that serves under-resourced families. They end their day with residents of the Method Road community experiencing the history of where they live and went to school.
Juniors: Capstone Service Project
Our juniors select, plan, and create their own Outreach projects to address a social justice issue of their choosing. This experience allows them to practice finding ways they can help the communities around them.
Sophomore: Hunger and Food Insecurity
Our sophomores volunteer with the Catholic Parish Outreach, the North Carolina Food Bank, or the Salvation Army. They conclude their day of service with lunch at A Place at the Table, a local pay-what-you-can cafe.
Grade 12: Affordable Housing
Our seniors serve at Habitat for Humanity to learn how organizations in our community address affordable housing on local and global levels. We are proud to be the No. 1 source of volunteer labor for Habitat of Wake.
As a volunteer, you will be a part of a team with other high schoolers and adults from Gibbons, spending five days working at home and connecting with the family. Each night includes spiritual and cultural programming focused on the impacts of service through mission.
Students will be assigned a specific community and attend to their needs through a variety of different programs, such as building projects, visiting the elderly, youth catechism activities, and participating in the community’s prayer each day. They will be introduced to the Mayan lifestyle and language through daily interaction with the community, cultural activities, and visiting some local sites.
My service experiences at Gibbons have been inspired through the relationships I have with my classmates and teachers. When I can make a positive impact on another person it in turn affects my life more positively. Being of service to others makes me feel more whole and at peace.Maurelle moowad '23