Krystle Powell and Alvaro Rodriguez attended the Amigos de las Américas annual Houston Breakfast where we received “The Houston Breakfast School of the Year Award” for our commitment to international service learning and support of the Amigos program. The World Languages department and Campus Ministry were recognized for preparing students culturally and linguistically to be successful volunteers in Latin America. In the last five years, 36 of our students have participated and completed summer programs in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Panama and Ecuador to mention a few of the countries. They said that St. Agnes has been a partner “for as long as they can remember” and sends more students through the amigos program annually.
Servant Leadership is the Capstone Service Experience for Academy Juniors and Seniors. In their last years as Academy women, students must choose one organization that works directly with the most vulnerable in our world. Students spend 100 hours with that community, growing in relationship. This immersion experience requires students to align themselves with the marginalized and to work for sustainable change in the Houston community and around the world. This is why AMIGOS so perfectly fits with the mission of St. Agnes and the Servant Leadership experience. We are honored to continue partnering with AMIGOS.