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Youth Ministers help empower students at SMCA

Posted by James Dimas on 19 August 2020
Youth Ministers help empower students at SMCA

Recently, Year 12 students at St Michael's College, Adelaide gathered together for a Seminar Day. This was a collaborative experience led by old scholar students, Michael Ucci and Scott Hanel, and Lasallian Youth Ministers, Zani Bates and Isabella Tocchetti. These leaders empowered the students through themes of empathy, vulnerability, and compassion which are very significant during this unprecedented time.

Through a range of activities, the Year 12 students were able to connect with our values as a Lasallian community and were encouraged to personally reflect through storytelling and sharing in small groups. Various resources were used to demonstrate the difference between empathy and sympathy, the importance of making the conscious decision to be vulnerable, and that compassion brings together companionship and passion.

In the afternoon session, Principal Mr John Foley spoke to the cohort about bringing the mission and vision statement of St Michael's College Adelaide, to life, and he encouraged students to embrace community, challenge and choice.

The Year 12 group enjoyed this opportunity to be together and felt grateful to have this time to share and reflect as a group. Thank you to Mr Dempsey for organising the day, all the presenters for their insight, and to the Year 12 PC team for being a part of this important day.

Author: James Dimas
About: College Captain, St Michael's College, Adelaide
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