There are two options for students to be involved with summer stretch.
All SPY events are open to any person! Bring a friend!
option for students currently in grades 6, 7, and 8
Senior High Option
for students currently in grades 9 and up
is Summer Stretch?
Summer Stretch is a program that started in the early 90’s in the
Minneapolis St. Paul Metro Area. From that time it has grown into a
great program that allows young people to make a difference in the
community Thursdays during the summer. The program this year will be
offered at St. Patrick’s as part of the SPY program. Middle School
Participants and Senior High Leaders who will take part in 1 team
building day, 3 service days, and one closing day at Valleyfair. A
typical summer stretch day starts at 8:30 am. High School age leaders
come together and go over important details for the day. The middle
school students arrive at 9:00 am. After checking in, the group is lead
in prayer to start the day. The upcoming Sunday gospel is read and a
short reflection is offered. Groups take part in various community
service activities in the area, from working with senior residents,
assisting at Neighbors Inc., working at the parish, and more. Groups
will also hold a weekly car wash at to raise money for charity. After
all of this great community service in the mornings, students take part
in socially based afternoon activities. Some of the activities this year
are Wild Mountain Water Park, Bunker Beach Water Park, Cascade Bay,
Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center and of course Valleyfair.
Leader Job Description:
Senior High Leaders will be responsible for leading a team of about 10
middle school students at various service sites. They will also assist
Bryan in student management by observing student behavior, check in
students, and reporting any misconduct to Bryan immediately. They will
act as role models for all leader and participants, as well as excellent
representatives for SPY. Leadership is great to use on college
applications and job applications.