In just the short span of two months, the Young Lasallian Team of the Midwest, consisting of Brother Michael Kadow (Auxiliary Visitor) and Abby Michels (Young Lasallian Coordinator), visited all thirteen Lasallian high schools in the District. Part of the pair’s visits included meeting with administrators, alumni and communications personnel, as well as Young Lasallian faculty representatives to further establish the network within each school. The main purpose of the visits was to meet with students in their final year of secondary school, to let them know that they are a part of our Lasallian family and that they can continue to be a part of it once they graduate. Opportunities that are available to the students are:
- Being a Young Lasallian student representative for their class
- Attending a Lasallian college or university
- Becoming a Lasallian Volunteer once they graduate college
- Discerning the De La Salle Christian Brothers vocation
- Staying connected to other Young Lasallians through newsletters, retreats, prayer sessions, service days, restaurant socials, and so much more!
At the end of the presentation, each class was offered the option to take a picture with the Young Lasallian Team’s new mascot, “Flat Founder.” Flat Founder is a cutout of St. John Baptist de La Salle, similar to Flat Stanley or Flat Francis, where you can print and cut him out to take him on your travels. The students were enlightened to see that each Flat Founder was decorated to represent their school! If you would like a blank copy of Flat Founder, please email Abby Michels .
The thirteen Lasallian high schools in the Midwest include St. Joseph, Montini, St. Patrick, De La Salle Institute (all four are in the Chicagoland area), Totino-Grace, Cretin-Derham Hall, Holy Family, Benilde-St. Margaret, DeLaSalle (all five are in the Twin Cities area), La Salle (Cincinnati), Christian Brothers College (St. Louis), Christian Brothers (Memphis), and Bishop Kelley (Tulsa).