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Alumni for Others Tutor 8th Graders

It is widely known that LMU students are active in community service. For many of them the idea of giving back to others does not stop after graduation.

For seven years a cornerstone project of LMU’s Alumni for Others program has been a tutoring assignment that seeks to prepare 8th graders from 55 inner city grade schools for their high school placement exams.

Alumni spend a minimum of two Saturday mornings at Loyola High School, where all of the participants gather, and provide guidance while students review and practice the essentials in mathematics, English and interview skills for their high school admission test. In the course of the last seven years, more than 150 alumni and friends have participated in this unique program.

LMU’s Alumni for Others service program was especially designed for LMU alumni, family and friends and allows graduates to continue to engage in service. Founded on the principle from the gospel of Matthew 10:8, which states that "the gift you have received, give as a gift" this program seeks to do just that.

Alumni can choose from numerous opportunities such as building a house in Tijuana or renovating an inner-city Catholic school. Reflection questions about their experience and how being a person for others can become a part of their everyday life.

To Linda Marie Lang ’76 the most rewarding part of the experiences is “knowing that you have helped to make a difference in the child’s life.”

For more information about Alumni for Others, visit www.lmu.edu/alumni