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Sophomore Service Plunge

Sophomore Service Plunge

The Sophomore Service Plunge is a retreat that provides an opportunity for 10th graders to "plunge" into the wider community and participate in direct service. Students stay overnight at Bellarmine, participate in community building activities, and spend time at a local service agency doing direct service with marginalized groups followed by reflection and prayer.

Goals for Service Plunge: 

  • Build community: prayer, mass, small group discussions, working and doing service together
  • Service experience: an introduction to the marginalized of our world, community service at local service agencies, small and large group reflection and prayer. 
  • Have fun: icebreakers and activities

Our mission encourages students to become men and women for others, and our Jesuit roots remind us to walk with the poor and marginalized in our world. The Sophomore Service Plunge retreat is an effective way to immerse our sophomores in direct service and help them to discover their role in giving back to society. 

Dates: April 18-19, 2020 - Retreat will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 18th and will conclude on Sunday, April 19th at 11:00 a.m.  - RETREAT IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED 
Application: Click here

Fee: The fee for the Sophomore Service Plunge is $30, and will be billed to your account (t-shirt included in fee).

Application Deadline: The applications must be completed by February 27, 2020. 

Questions? Contact:

Mary Campbell - Co-Director Sophomore Service Plunge
Julie Hiles - Co-Director Sophomore Service Plunge