Parish Youth Give a Week of their Summer to those in need
Our 2018 WorkCamp Crew traveled down to Fredericksburg, VA last week (June 22-29) to help repair homes, serve the poor, and grow in their faith. Over 800 of Diocesan youth, 181 contractors, and 160 young adults from 43 parishes formed 160 crews to work on 135 projects during WorkCamp.
Our Assistant Director of Youth and Young Adults, Mariane Leite, was interviewed by the Arlington Catholic Herald about WorkCamp (read the full article):
Mariane Leite, assistant director of youth and young adults at the Basilica of St. Mary in Alexandria, brought a group of 15 teens from the parish. This is her first year and she has enjoyed the experience so far. “I have had a great time, everyone is so welcoming and loving,” she said. “Everyone is enthusiastic and excited to get to work and get things done (with) a positive attitude.”