We at Into the Streets (ITS) try to stress the importance of learning and leadership, as well as service and reflection. This is why we are presenting you the Into the Streets Challenge: to lead, learn, and serve as best you can.
If you do not see a service opportunity that interests you, find one or approach us here at Campus Ministry to help you find one. Create a leadership position for yourself. Take part in various service opportunities. Grow as an individual through service. Some of the most important lessons we learn are in the community as well as the classroom. Go "into the streets" of your community, and challenge yourself to lead, learn and serve.
ITS Student Coordinator Mission Statement 2015-2016
Our student coordinator team worked together to create this mission statement for the 2015-2016 to describe their role as student leaders on campus:
As ITS student leaders, we will motivate, guide, and support our fellow volunteers in a respectful manner. We make a commitment to serve with compassion, understanding, and humility. We will share our passions and experiences to spread awareness and promote change in regards to social justice. We will uphold the dignity of all creation by recognizing that we are all united in divine love.
"ITS provides a great way for students to get involved and become aware of social justice issues in their own community and how they can make a difference and connect with their neighbors. Christ calls us to be our brothers and sister's keepers, and ITS provides a great way for students to help those around the community who live close to them. I believe it provides a great step for making Stonehill students grow to become well-rounded individuals ready to positively impact the world around them" - John Walent '15
"Into the Streets has given me the opportunity to work with Best Buddies, where I learned that service can be as straight forward as making a life long friend. The HOPE House has given me the opportunities to serve a community, develop my leadership skills, and help me realize how great the small things in life can be" - Matt Farrenkopf '16