Sophomore IMPACT week affected by frigid weather
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During Mount Carmel’s IMPACT service weeks, students are released from their regular classes in order to work alongside their teachers and classmates during several days of service learning. The IMPACT week service replaces the individual hour-based service requirement common to many schools.
Sophomore IMPACT week was scheduled to take place from Tuesday, January 29 through Friday, February 1, but the extraordinarily frigid weather has altered that plan. Because of the dangerously cold temperatures, the scheduled service on Wednesday and Thursday has been cancelled. Impact Week activities will resume on Friday. According to Mr. John Haggerty, Mount Carmel’s principal, the school will attempt to reschedule those service days later this year.
The focus for the sophomore program is on hunger and poverty. Students learn about the systemic forces that limit opportunities for many in our society and engage service to food banks, community food pantries and organizations that provide direct help to under-resourced communities in our own area and worldwide.
This week also gives students the chance to bond with classmates while learning about the need within our own communities and worldwide. The week also concludes with a day of reflection and liturgy.