Students Engage in Urban Outreach Through Recent Service Trip to Louisville, Kentucky
Nov 12, 2019
Over the weekend, select students and staff members traveled to Louisville, Kentucky for a service opportunity. This trip was a collaboration with CrossRoads Ministries that engaged our students in meaningful urban outreach. It focused on building relationships and moving outside of comfort zones as students worked with a variety of marginalized populations, including refugees and immigrants, recovering addicts, homeless and impoverished, children and elderly.
Their weekend started with a mindfulness walk through the under served West End area of Louisville and a visit to a rehab center for women/run by women who are recovering addicts help to make this an impactful trip for our students. As the weekend wrapped up, students visited Active Day, a center for adults with developmental disabilities. There they spent time playing games, talking and crafting. They also visited a local soup kitchen where they shared a meal with others there, specifically Joseph, an immigrant from the Sudan.