SAINT COLUMBKILLE NEWS

Boston College Emerging Leaders Host “Explore the Arts with Your Child” Day

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, first-year BC students from the Boston College Emerging Leaders Program hosted the first “Explore the Arts with Your Child” Day at Saint Columbkille Partnership School. More than 125 students and parents attended two 1.5-hour sessions.

During the sessions, students and their parents participated in a variety of arts activities, such as Latin Dance, Improv Comedy, Chorale and Visual Arts. About 50 Emerging Leaders attended the event and volunteered by leading the arts activities.

In addition, with extra volunteers available, the BC first-year students also helped organize and clean various parts of the school, including the faculty room/kitchen, the backstage area of the gym, and multiple closets.

Boston College Emerging Leaders have truly enjoyed their time at our school. They have left notes on the bulletin board in the faculty room to share their gratitude:

“Spending time at St. C’s has shown me the value of great teachers!”

“Being able to serve in my community fulfills my life.”

“I am so grateful to apply what I am learning to help the community. I also have learned so much from these amazing students, and I value these memorable lessons and experiences.”

“Being a mentor and role model for the kids creates such a special and unique relationship. Coming in at the end of each week truly becomes the highlight of it.”

“When I walk into St. C’s, I am reminded of the transformative power of education, community and support. This is truly a special place!”

“I am so grateful for the amazing kids and such sweet and welcoming faculty.”

“I love the opportunity to give back to a school so close to BC and to make such a great connection with the class I serve every week. Thank you!”

“I am grateful to be able to interact with students and faculty alike. I truly feel as if I’ve found another home here at BC and look forward to coming here each week.”

“I love my time at St. C’s! The community is very accepting and everyone is willing to help us to make our experience as valuable as possible.”

Thank you to the BC Emerging Leaders Program for putting on such a fun-filled day for our families!

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