Pictured: top row (l-r): Ms. Maria Sarte, Director of Mission & Ministry, Olivia John '22. Adrianna Davis '21 and Ariana Morales '22 Middle row (l-r): Isabel Alvarado '21, Maya Phillips '19, Anika Walker '17 and Esosa Owens '22 Bottom row (l-r): Tiffany Ngige '22 and Sydnee Bridges '21
On the evening of Tuesday, November 10th Fontbonne student leaders hosted their second Courageous Conversation. The virtual platform creates a safe and brave space for their peers at Fontbonne and their sisters and brothers who attend other area Catholic schools to share their experiences and perspectives. This platform is the embodiment of our mission and the charism of the Sisters of Saint Joseph; ever widening circles of love poured out towards every kind of neighbor without distinction.
The discussion welcomed dozens of participants from Fontbonne and seven other Catholic schools including Archbishop Williams, BC High, Newton Country Day, Notre Dame Academy, St. Joseph Prep, Cardinal Spellman and Xaverian. The students spoke about the importance of youth being educated about politics, the importance of their school communities as places for them to grow, and the hope that they all share.
Two Fontbonne alumnae, Anika Walker '17 and Maya Phillips '19, joined this conversation to lend their voice as young adults and activists.
Ms. Maria Sarte, Director of Mission & Ministry at Fontbonne, oversaw the event; serving as an adult confidante students could turn to for assistance. She also worked with her fellow Mission & Ministry directors to engage more students. After this second successful event Sarte said, "I couldn't be prouder of our Fontbonne students, and even more hopeful for our future as a global community."
Fontbonne students are hoping to host the third Courageous Conversation in mid-December.