Personal Reflection on a College-Related Service Immersion Experience

Personal Reflection on A College-Related

Service Immersion Experience

By Elizabeth Garneau, parishioner

Over my spring break from Saint Joseph’s University, I attended an amazing service trip and I want to share some of my experiences. The Appalachian Experience, or APEX as we call it was one of the best weeks of my entire life. The APEX program is so popular at SJU, they filled 500 spots in just under 8 minutes this year! APEX is a week-long service immersion program during our spring break. There are 18 different sites in the Appalachian region and each site is very special and unique. We spend the semester leading up to the trip with our groups, learning about the poverty and injustices that our site faces. This year the site that I went to was Honaker, Virginia…

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