Guilford Young College is an outward looking community that fosters generosity of spirit and service to others. Tutor groups undertake to complete a community outreach activity during the year.
Our community has very strong ties with the St Vincent de Paul Society. Each Campus has a thriving conference that is responsible for a number of outreach activities including soup making for Louis’ Van, buddy days and camps, Feast with Friends, street retreats, camps, button selling, the annual wood chop, the annual Winter appeal and Christmas hampers.
Our Learning for Life classes dedicate one lesson a week to community outreach projects which include providing mentoring experiences for students from St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Bridgewater, and John Paul II Catholic Primary School, Clarendon Vale, assisting at Aurora Disability Services, St Vincent de Paul shops, with gardening projects, the Special Olympics and seniors projects through the LINC.
Guilford Young College also supports the great work of Edmund Rice through Eddie Rice camps and activities and continues as a registered operating group for completion of the internationally recognised Duke of Edinburgh Award in Australia.
Justice Action Day, now an initiative of the Justice Action Network, was begun at Guilford Young College. It attracts interest from a variety of schools, politicians and the media. Each year a keynote address on justice in action is presented to a combined assembly of students from Catholic, State and Independent Colleges. During term time the network meets to be informed about local, national and international issues and to participate in acts of advocacy.