You can help prevent them from becoming part of that statistic.
Studying, tests, research and campus visits…the average high school student has a lot to do before they go off to college. And things get even busier once they get there.
With so much on their plates, many students begin to stray from God.
The Newman Connection is working to break that pattern by connecting students to campus ministries before they leave their parish. Without a transitioning program in place, 80% of these students will also be graduating from God.
Through the High School Outreach Program, our team contacts every Catholic high school and parish in the U.S. to collect the names of graduating seniors and their selected colleges. We immediately forward the Incoming Student List accordingly to each campus minister, who can then reach out to the students with an invitation to join the ministry before they even set foot on campus.
This initial contact is the key to draw new college students to campus ministry.
The University of Missouri’s Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, JoAnn Schull, shares her experience with the program.
Before joining Newman Connections the number of Catholic students, we were able to identify though school student databases remain the roughly the same, about 400 students per year. Since we joined Newman Connection in 2013, our numbers increase significantly every year. In 2017 over 1,400 students. Our workload has also reduced greatly. We saved about 100 hours of work since joining Newman Connection.
Your generosity allows us to continue to help make a difference in every student's faith journey. Please support our mission by donating today. For our good and the good of all his Church.
On behalf of all the students we've connected, thank you for your thoughts, prayers and support.