Around 1,000 students and staff went out into the community as part of their annual outreach project.
800 students and nearly 200 faculty of Prep and Villa high schools rolled up their sleeves to lend a hand to a long list of organizations throughout Erie County.
From cleaning and working with animals at the Humane Society to gardening at the Children’s Museum and much more, these students got a hands-on lesson in what it means to serve their community.
Joseph Armanini, Sophmore at Cathedral Prep High School, tells us, “I think that what Prep and Villa does with Outreach Day is very empowering. And I would encourage a lot of people, not just schools, but just people on their own volition just to go out and help the community.”
President of Cathedral Prep & Villa Maria Academy Scott Jabo says, “We’re reminded that our real value is not in being served by other but serving others.”
A total of 18 schools, churches, and non-profits received help from the students including the Barber National Institute, the Erie Playhouse, Hope on Horseback, and the Community Blood Bank.