Iggy Vols Enjoy Fun Field Day with Good Shepherd Students

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Thu, 10/23/2014

     Nine Loyola students of the Belize Christmas Camp and eight Loyola baseball members of the Belize Baseball Camp woke up bright and early Satruday, Oct. 18 to facilitate a a field day with 50 elementary students of the Good Shepherd School. Both Iggy vols and Good Shepherd students enjoyed outdoor activities like flag football, four-square, dodgeball and a relay race. Elementary students ranging from 4-12 years of age ran from activity to activity in the hopes of playing everything before it was time to go home. 

     The Iggy Vols hosted the field day as their day of service, a requirement for every Ignacio Volunteer program. Both groups will travel to Belize this December to teach Mayan youth and facilitate a baseball camp respectively. The day of service gave the volunteers a glimpse of what to expect in Belize. 

     The groups meet weekly to plan out such fundraising events, as well as learn about the countries they will visit this winter. Topics include history, economics, politics, culture, flora and fauna. Team members are in charge of making creative and interactive presentations on these topics.

     In addition to learning about the countries, the individuals also spend time learning about each other. A typical weekly meeting would conclude with a short reflection or group sharing time. It is a time to connect with your team on a deeper level, and an open place for community bonds to form.

     If you'd like more information about the current or future Ignacio Volunteer programs, you can stop by the Jesuit Center located on the first floor of Bobet Hall.  Or email iggyvols@loyno.edu