We encourage teachers to champion a Mini Vinnies or Secondary School Conference advocacy group in their school community. These groups connect student core learning outcomes with meaningful experiences focused on social justice issues, whilst thinking innovatively about how to provide much needed support and assistance to people in need in our local communities.
We invite your school to join us in participating in the 2023 Vinnies Christmas Appeal - learn, engage and act, and make a real difference in the lives of those we support this Christmas.
Mini Vinnies are empowered to put their faith into action and meet regularly to learn about social justice issues, develop leadership skills and engage with the wider St Vincent de Paul Society.
To get your school involved, check out the Mini Vinnies Starter Kit.
Put your faith into action by actively coordinating volunteer driven projects, events and initiatives that allow students to reflect on the needs in their community, help develop empathy, compassion and understanding with their fellow students, and share their passion to raise awareness about social justice issues.
Find out more about starting a Secondary School Conference at your school.