(New Lenox) Providence Catholic High School’s largest student organization, the Augustinian Youth Ministry (AYM), recently participated in the Teens for Jeans campaign and collected nearly 130 pairs of jeans in less than one week. The gently used jeans were brought to the local Aéropostale and will benefit homeless youth in America. AYM also held its annual Lenten Food Drive and distributed several truckloads of non-perishable goods to local food shelters, parishes and soup kitchens at the end of February.
Furthermore, AYM held its second Blood Drive for the school year. The students, faculty members and even alumni and parents of Providence Catholic donated nearly 55 units of blood, which may help more than 165 people in need. “We are thankful to all who supported this blood drive. It is a great cause that makes a big difference in our community,” said Ms. Molly Schulte, AYM Moderator and PCHS Math Teacher.
The Augustinian Youth Ministry is a service-based student organization with more than 300 members. Through a number of drives which include blood, clothing, food and toy, the students in AYM are doing a remarkable job in giving back to the community and in living the Christian values they have learned at Providence Catholic High School. During the 2012-2013 school year AYM members will volunteer more than 3,000 hours of service to the community.
Providence is a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory Augustinian high school in New Lenox, IL. A dedicated and caring faculty and staff integrate the core Augustinian values of truth, unity and love into all dimensions of student life. A demanding curriculum, inclusive service programs, competitive athletics and comprehensive extracurricular offerings challenge students in a safe and nurturing environment. Our most recent graduates earned scholarships valued at nearly $25 million dollars. These seniors performed in excess of 16,000 hours of community service during their high school careers. In addition, Providence Catholic has 26 state championship titles; the most among private high schools in the state of Illinois. For more information about PCHS, please visit www.providencecatholic.org.