Everett Student Builds Relationships with Boston Common Homeless

August 8, 2012
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Samuel Vasquez of Everett, a current junior at Boston College High School, was one of the 33 students who fed and befriended the hungry and homeless on the Boston Common in a homeless outreach program that runs every Thursday for 2 1/2 hours after school.

This Project was founded by four curent seniors, under the guidance of Campus Minister, Ms. Jessica Meyer.  Named the St. Louis Project after St. Louis of Toulouse, the group hopes to increase awareness of the human dignity of the homeless, hungry, and impoverished within our community, importantly advocating through our program respect and love for our brothers and sisters in need.

“The St. Louis Project” says Meyer, “is both an interactive and spiritual project, in that it not only entails direct service work but through reflection and the building of lasting relationships with the people we serve, we are living out the mission of BC High to create leaders of “competence, conscience, and compassion,” – “men and women with and for others.”

Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men founded in 1863.  The school enrolls approximately 1600 students from more than 100 communities in eastern Massachusetts. For more http://www.bchigh.edu