By Jerry Duggan June 22, 2020 – When the Thensted Center cancelled all in-person activities due to COVID-19, there was a moment of disappointment, even despair. Tutoring services for students, programs for senior citizens and the building itself were shut down. That sadness was quickly replaced by a “can do” attitude, as the Center repurposed …
The 15 young men — all rising seniors — from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas were a world away from their comfort zones when they arrived at the door of a nondescript nursing home for low-income, elderly people in Antigua, Guatemala, on the second day of their immersion trip in July.
One of the hallmarks of Jesuit secondary education is the focus on service. Students in Jesuit schools learn about the responsibilities that come with privilege and find ample opportunities to serve through school-sponsored programs and immersion trips.