November 04, 2010

Marymount Students Participate in Unparalleled Service Opportunity

A partnership, first of its kind in scope and impact, was launched this fall between Marymount College and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor.  More than 350 students in Marymount’s freshman class are serving  as volunteers at the local Boys & Girls Club.  With more than 8,000 after-school  students being served by the Clubs the need for additional “hand-on” assistance was a priority for Club leadership. 

Climbing aboard a shuttle bus, Monday through Friday, Marymount students are transported to the Clubs where they serve as homework helpers, engage in play activities and strive to be role models to kids who may not yet be considering college in their future.

“It’s hard to imagine a better way for Marymount students to sustain our founding order’s mission: to serve others so that all may have life.  Our collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club is simply our deepest and most impactful educational partnership,” says Marymount College President Dr. Michael S. Brophy.
“I don’t know of another college that has forged a partnership of service of this magnitude,” says Dr. Brophy.  Continues Dr. Brophy,  “We are very pleased that the Boys & Girls Clubs encouraged and facilitated the opportunity for our freshman students to volunteer. “

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