HFCRD Challenges Students to Pay It Forward for Lent 2017

  Posted: March 2, 2017

What would you do to make the world a better place?  That’s the question we are asking students.  To celebrate Lent this year, the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is challenging students to Pay It Forward.  The challenge will look differently in each school that accepts the challenge, but the common theme of paying it forward will remain throughout.

“We are saying to students: Think of an idea to change our world then put it into action.  We want students to have the experience of helping those less fortunate,” said Superintendent Betty Turpin.  “We look forward to seeing how students will participate in this challenge and how they will make a difference in their own way.  We are confident that this challenge will further develop and enhance the Catholic citizenship in HFCRD schools, and we hope students will be inspired to make a difference outside of school as well.”

For example,  Good Shepherd School is using school generated funds collected through their recycling program to give $10 per class and asking students to use the funds to help their school, community or even the world in whatever way they choose.  Students will lead the direction of the challenge, and decide how they will make a difference with the funds provided.

The challenge is part of the division’s overarching goal to promote Catholic citizenship within HFCRD schools.  Every HFCRD school has implemented unique strategies to attain this goal, and the Pay It Forward challenge is the first division-wide initiative to date.

“Thank you to the Spiritual Formation team in each school for organizing this challenge,” said Faith Permeation Coordinator John Meagher.  “We are very excited to see how this challenge will impact our communities and our world.  We want students to see and feel the satisfaction that comes with giving back to the world.”