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LaValla Weekend 2021

 

 

Over Columbus Day weekend, students and volunteers from our Marist schools in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Illinois, and Texas gatherered together at the MBCE for the ninth LaValla Service Retreat! The theme for the weekend was ‘Caring for our Common Home.’ The Marist Youth learned about things like climate change and how to be more environmentally friendly. They went through a simulation experience to understand the impacts of climate change, and spent time working on various service projects around the Esopus property. At the end of the weekend, each school received money to plant a tree back on their respective school campuses, with the hope of continuing their sustainability efforts for the environment.