Salesianum's Seeds of Service Honored by Jefferson Awards

Salesianum School has once again been honored by the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. On Friday, May 27 at a press conference held at Wilmington City Council Chambers, the school was honored as the Jefferson Award Youth Service Challenge winner for the state of Delaware. The award was presented on behalf of the Jefferson Awards by the Hon. James M. Baker, mayor of the city of Wilmington. As part of Youth Service Challenge, schools across the state were asked to present a specific service project or activity they participate in, and how it impacts the community.

 

The program Salesianum presented was the Seeds of Service Day. Held annually, Seeds of Service is a day of service for all sophomores at Salesianum. Groups of students spend part of the day working at various community locations in the Wilmington area, and then return to school for a reflection of the day's activities.

 

Accepting on behalf of the school were members of the Jefferson Awards Team and their moderator Mrs. Dolores Ballintyn, director of Christian Service at Salesianum.

 

Click here to view a video of the event.

 

Educating young men in the example of the gentleman saint, Francis de Sales
Members of Salesianum's Jefferson Awards Team and Mrs. Dolores Ballintyn, director of Christian Service, meet Mayor James Baker before the press conference.

 

Educating young men in the example of the gentleman saint, Francis de Sales
The Jefferson Awards Team receives the Jefferson Awards Youth Service Challenge Award from Mayor Baker.

 

Educating young men in the example of the gentleman saint, Francis de Sales
After the ceremony, the Jefferson Awards Team presented the Jefferson Awards Youth Service Challenge Award to Salesianum's Principal, Fr. Chris Beretta, OSFS.