St. Ignatius of Loyola encouraged all people of faith to "go forth and set the world on fire". Loyola Academy's Summer Service & Immersion program provides students an opportunity to go out into the world and share their gifts with others.
Working with various communities throughout the United States, these five to seven day trips allow students to encounter new perspectives, work for justice and grow in an awareness of what they have to offer others and how to share it generously.
Students participating in these trips will serve in a variety of ways, from home repair and community gardening to visiting the elderly and teaching children. They will build community with their peers and members of the local community throughout the week. They will live simply, being present and focusing on people rather than material things. Through all of this, they will reflect through prayer and conversation on the ways the experience intersects with their faith.