Giving Tuesday is a transformative 24 hours of philanthropy in which the entire Viking community comes together in support of our students. Last year, you helped us raise over $24,000 and establish a 1:1 Chromebook program for our students.
This year, we are asking you to help us reach our goal of $20,000 to ensure every Viking has the opportunity to attend retreats with their classmates.
Our patron saint, Bernard of Clairvaux, wrote, "Believe me, you will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.” Inspired by this devotion, St. Bernard High School hosts yearly grade- level retreats, giving students an opportunity to unplug from technology, build class unity, and explore their relationships with themselves and others. Emphasizing teamwork, accountability, and empathy, retreats challenge students to grow mentally and emotionally, and spiritually, encouraging students to draw strength from their peers and resulting in life- long friendships.
The isolation and turmoil of the past year and a half have impacted our youth, making this year’s retreats all the more important. After 15 months of distance learning, it is vital that students have the chance to build community with their peers outside the rigid classroom setting.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 so that every Viking has this opportunity. Join us on November 30 or fill out the form below if you would like to donate today. THANK YOU!