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Dream, Build, Do Good

This seminar introduces students to non-profit organizations: what they are, how they are founded, and how they serve communities of need. Short video clips of young nonprofit leaders sharing their personal narratives will inspire students to consider what they might feel called to do one day. Skills in collaboration, concept design, and public speaking will all be practiced as students present their ideas for a future non-profit mission and organization.

Faculty: Zac Hood - Athletics

Dates Offered

October 26, 2018
November 30, 2018

Explore More

Interested in exploring this topic more deeply?

  • Go to:  NYMetroParents highlights stories of kids and teens making a difference.

  • Great books: Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change by Garth Sundem profiles thirty young people making positive change all over the world. A copy is available for checkout in the MS Media Center.

  • Documentary: The one-hour documentary Living on One Dollar shows the experiences of four American college students traveling in impoverished areas of Guatemala. Available on Netflix.

Why Serve?

Service is central to the mission of St. Mary’s Academy and meaningful direct service opportunities are woven throughout the middle school experience. Students can and do make a positive difference to those around them. While helping others they also help themselves. Studies show that adolescents derive significant social and emotional benefits from service experiences.