Secondary Social Justice Groups
Social Justice/ Teen Vinnies Groups
Social Justice/Teen Vinnies groups empowers high school students to become advocates within their school and local community by putting their faith into action. Groups are made up of committed students and teachers and typically have between six to fifteen members ranging from year 7 to year 12. Groups meet regularly to discuss and raise awareness of social justice issues and organise ways to help others in need within their own school community and beyond.
Social Justice/Teen Vinnies groups are a great introduction into the St Vincent de Paul Society and experiencing its ethos, while developing leadership skills. Social Justice/Teen Vinnies groups provide student with opportunities to put their faith into action by actively coordinating volunteer driven projects, events and initiatives that allow students to reflect on the needs in their community, help develop empathy, compassion and understanding with their fellow students, and share their passion to raise awareness about social justice issues. If you would like to discuss starting a Social Justice/Teen Vinnies group in your school, reach out to your Youth Engagement Office for more information and help getting started.
If your school already has a Social Justice/Teen Vinnies group please let us know how we can continue to support your group.
CONFERENCE STARTER KIT
Are a fun and exciting way in which we engage with students and school communities. These days are designed to enhance the student learning experience by engaging them in a full day of interactive workshops designed to challenge them about how they think about social justice and the issues affecting their communities. These days also provide the students with the opportunity to interact with other likeminded students from different schools. For more information about Social Justice Days happening near you or to enquire about being a host school please contact your local Youth Engagement Officer.
Are designed to engage students in an interactive presentation around how the Society applies Catholic Social Teaching to issues facing our local communities. Specifically for secondary students in year 7-12 we have 30 – 60min workshops available focused on addressing homelessness, poverty, asylum seekers and refugees, volunteering, advocacy and social inclusion. Workshops often cover curriculum outcomes and are designed to be interactive for the students.