The Arrupe Project is named for former Superior General of the Jesuits Pedro Arrupe who said that “Our prime educational objective must be to form men and women for others.”
Based upon Catholic Social
Teaching, Scripture (Matthew 25), and the Corporal Works of Mercy, the goal of the unit is to empower students to become men and woman for others through faith, service, and justice as they demonstrate our school’s Student Learning Expectation of being committed to doing justice.
During their religion class, students researched local organizations that are actively engaged in ending inequality. Students began their project by earning $10, which was then matched through a grant from the John F. Long Foundation. These start-up funds were used by the students in their fundraising efforts, which ranged from selling small crafts at the Arrupe Marketplace, to creative student- organized fundraisers and collection drives. As their Arrupe Projects concluded, students used their funds to purchase items needed by the organization, then personally delivered those items.
- 134 seventh and eighth grade students
- 68 different organizations
- Students collected items for their organizations (food, clothes, supplies, board games, toys) AND
- Raised $15,213.94 which they used to purchase and deliver items for their organizations