What a year of growing as servant leaders! The Class of 2020 experienced many amazing speakers, events, and service opportunities. From a cancer survivor to a Franciscan Priest; from an Iranian Hostage Crisis veteran to an international Special Olympics medalist, STM has been blessed with powerful stories of what it looks like to live a humble life of service for others. Most recently we heard the motivating and light-hearted story of Packer Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler, who shared his journey of overcoming adversity.
Every freshman had the experience of serving at The Gathering, a community meal program providing breakfast to hundreds of Milwaukee residents. Along with this invaluable offsite experience, the upcoming summer wilderness challenge in the Wisconsin Boundary Waters presents an incredible opportunity for students to find growth outside of their comfort zone. This is the first year of what we hope will be a long tradition for students who are open to refining their leadership skills and growing closer as classmates. It is a great adventure for these students and a wonderful learning environment.
I have been so incredibly honored to have been a part of our exploration of servant leadership this year. The way that our school strives to transform and reach students at the most critical and formative times in their lives constantly amazes me. How awesome! This growing initiative gives students the key to unlock their God-given talents and serve others in a very real way. Their impact has already been felt in the Milwaukee community, the staff and guests of The Gathering eagerly anticipating the next arrival of St. Thomas More volunteers. I am very excited for our students to continue growing and affecting the lives of their teammates, club members, and classmates throughout their high school careers.
Director of Servant Leadership and Civic Engagement