"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
A key component of the Service Learning Program is our immersion trips, unique opportunities to engage with people living in poverty, marginalized by society, or fighting injustice. The mission of immersion trips is to support students in transforming their concept of Christian Charity of “helping” to that of serving. We guide students to recognize that “helping” incurs debt and can be done with little or no personal involvement, whereas serving requires being in solidarity with those they serve and fostering relationships based on community and equality.
At Mullen we offer three immersion trips:
La Puente: Come and See San Luis Valley, Colorado: September 17 - 21, 2013. Come with us on a journey of reflection and personal growth as we learn about immigration, poverty and agriculture in the San Luis Valley. You will experience first hand the work at the La Puente and participate in projects like painting or weatherizing as Mullen students have done in the past. Our overnight accommodations will bew provided. Transportation will be by Mullen bus. For more information contact Mrs. Beth Wright or Mrs. Mary Jo Baldwin.
Come and See New Orleans, Louisiana: Retreat information for the 2013 - 2014 school year will be provided at a later date.
Oki-Ni-So-Ka-Wa: De La Salle Blackfeet, Browning, Montana: Retreat information for the 2013 - 2014 school year will be provided at a later date.
Important Immersion Trip Meeting 9/24 at Lunch in room 203!
It is time to sign up for the winter and spring Immersion trips planned for this school year! There will be a student informational meeting Tuesday, Sept. 24 during lunch in room 203. Discussion topics for this meeting will include:
- Confirmation of Dates: Dec. 7-13 New Orleans & March 22-28 (spring break) Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana
- New Orleans and Blackfeet Indian Reservation Demographics
- The application process * Estimated fees for the trips
- Itinerary of meetings leading up to each trip (meetings are mandatory)
- An understanding of outcome goals for the immersion experience.
- A list of meeting dates that parents must attend
Attendance at this lunch meeting is very important in order to be considered for these trips.
While on immersion trips, students live simply, pray daily, and serve others. Students are chosen to participate in immersions based on an application process. Applications are handed out approximately two months prior to the trip date and can be picked up in the Service Learning Office.
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