MILWAUKEE — Reach Out Reach In, a July 25-30 service week for high school teens sponsored by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, is accepting applications.
Students may select from two tracks: Reach Out Reach In is for teens aged 15 through 18, who have completed ninth grade and who want to help with direct service at sites throughout the archdiocese.
The sites include homeless shelters, adult day care, community organizations, meal programs, family/organic farms, child care and more. Reach Out Reach In Too is for high school juniors and seniors who have already participated in either Reach Out Reach In or a similar service experience like a parish mission trip/workcamp. This track requires greater focus than Reach Out Reach In since the participants go further into the meaning and dynamics of service by centering on advocacy. Youth need strong listening and critical thinking skills in order to consider the strengths and weaknesses of social systems and how systems can be changed to promote justice.
Cost of the program is $225 per person and scholarship money is available for those who request it. Interested participants should contact program administrator Gerry Wolf, (262) 781-6998, ext. 103; or by e-mail.