One of the five S.O.U.L. groups poses at Bishop Kelly High School in Tulsa, Okla.

During the recent spring break, College students involved in the S.O.U.L. (Serving Others United in Love) program chose to participate in service projects and trips, traveling to Rochester, N.Y.; Browning, Mont.; Narragansett, R.I.; Tulsa, Okla.; and East Los Angeles, Calif. In each of these places participants learned about systemic poverty and injustice, as well as the creative solutions each community has in improving lives through education and community programming. Service was done in schools, soup kitchens, community centers, and among homeless populations.

Now in its 30th year of sponsoring trips, S.O.U.L. is an outreach of Campus Ministry. The goal of this program is to provide alternative break opportunities for students to learn about injustice and create relationships through service. Together with the partnership and support of our alumni and friends, these trips help Saint Mary’s accomplish our mission of awakening, nurturing, and empowering learners to ethical lives of service and leadership.

Read more about their experiences through student blogs.