Graduate Support Program - 20/20 Club

20/20 Club

Ever hear the saying hindsight is 20/20?

We all have times in our life we can look back on and think I wish I could have done that differently. One of the most influential moments in many lives is the growth we experienced in high school.  If you were able to go back and change something about your high school life, would you do something different?  I think each of us would. 


The 20/20 club is a group of individuals who want to be the “glasses” for the graduates of The De La Salle School to guide them in seeing how bright their futures can be.  
 


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Tidings From Brother Thomas

 

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Dear Friends,

Riding a pig!"  "Climbing up the mountain!" "Leading the heifers to pasture!" "Milking a cow!"  Those were some of the responses I received when I asked Ezequiel, Miguel, Matthew, and Luis what new experience they had at school last week.  Those of you who know Freeport realize such adventures cannot be experienced within the confines of our Village. 

 

Indeed, for those four young men, their twelve classmates, and two of their teachers their school week was at Spring Brook Farm in Reading, VT.  Through the generosity of the Farms for City Kids Program our Class of 2018 had the opportunity to travel to the Green Mountains and experience life on a working dairy farm. 

 

The young men grew in responsibility, developed leadership skills, worked as a team, and bonded as a class.  They learned how to make cheese.  They saw two newborn calves and gave each a name.  (Fire and Wizard were chosen.) They piled wood. They ate eggs for breakfast that they took from the chicken coop the afternoon before.  They cleaned the dairy barn. They bit into apples they just picked from the tree.  They saw an abundance of stars in a vast expanse of dark night sky.  They witnessed God's creation in a new and special way.  They shared a memorable experience that will forever be a touchstone event in their lives as De La Salle men.


The De La Salle School

The De La Salle School is a scholarship Catholic Middle School for young men in grades 5 through 8.  Most of our students are immigrants or children of immigrants. We provide a quality education, and nurture each student's growth, spiritually, academically, socially and physically in collaboration with their parent(s) or guardian(s). We emphasize respect, responsibility, leadership and service, thereby preparing the young men to be caring citizens of the world.  

We share in the LaSallian heritage, and are rooted in 330 years of the De La Salle Christian Brothers tradition of education.  We are on the campus of Our Holy Redeemer Parish, in Freeport, N.Y.  Established in 2002, we are at capacity with 64 students, and have 104 graduates, who we continue to support through our Graduate Student Program.  

Our school depends entirely on the generosity of our benefactors.  We are enriched through the dedication of many caring volunteers and our staff.  To help in any way, please call the school at 516-379-8660, email us at DeLaSalleLI@hotmail.com, or to make a secure online donation, please click on the "Click Here to Make a Donation" button above, in this column.  To make a secure online donation for our Graduate Support Program's 20-20 campaign, please click on the "Click To Give" button in the left column.

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