This Spring, St. John’s grade 6/7 and 8/9 classes joined forces for a special “Write 13” project. Students explored the connection between faith and works, and considering how our faith can inspire action for justice. Youth identified social issues that fire them up: gun violence, disaster response, food insecurity, LGBTQIA+ rights, and environmental action. Then they interviewed leaders of corresponding St. John’s ministries and wrote opinion pieces.
Their first article, published at the end of April, focuses on gun violence: sharing experiences of St. John’s own youth, and how St. John’s Gun Violence Prevention Ministry is making a difference through advocacy, education, and collaboration.