(7th grade student)
Our Catholic mission on Earth given by Jesus is to be aware of the less fortunate or hard workers and care for them. Projects for Social Justice fulfill the mission given to us by donating things like money, food, and clothes. All classes are required to participate in a Social Justice Project.
Our monthly free dress counts as a Social Justice project. On free dress days, the Student Council collects money from students who pay two dollars to wear whatever they want. The proceeds are donated to schools, organizations, or people who need help.
The Kindergarten classes collect Halloween candy to donate to the U.S Army to show appreciation for their hard work.
Projects at Holy Trinity School have a lesson incorporated in them. For example, 5-1 had a math lesson in their social project, selling baked goods to raise money for the less fortunate.
Social Justice projects enable us as a whole school to help the less fortunate or hard workers and make the lives of people much better.
Social Justice Projects
By: Matt 8-1
Every class is required to do a social justice project to help people or a cause. The 8th grade classes hosted the Olympic Games to raise money for their Social Justice Project, which is for “A Place Called Home,” an after school facility for disadvantaged youth in LA. There were eight different events, to participate in each event it cost $2.00. The 7th grade had a great Bake Sale to raise money for their project, which is to fill backpacks with school supplies for students at St. Peter and Paul School. The 4th grade had a "Crake Sale," which is a bake and craft sale combined. The money they raised went to (sources unknown). It is important for the students to learn about these organizations and to help provide for the needs of others.
An In Depth Look at the Holy Trinity Olympics
by: Matthew 8-1
At Holy Trinity School, the 8th grade class had a service project. In the service project, the Holy Trinity class of 2016 donated all their raised money to an organization called “A Place Called Home.” The 8th graders made profit in their service project by organizing the Holy Trinity “Olympics.” The Holy Trinity Olympics included games such as basketball knockout, push-up contests, relay races, and dance contests. Every game cost two dollars to join, and the winner of the event won either a prize from our special table or a five dollar gift card. In all, the service project made a total of over $900. The 8th grade class was happy to be able to donate to such a good cause that helps children who don’t get the same opportunities as us.