Prep Talk

Prep Sophomores Saluted by Camden School

Posted June 12th, 2012


Throughout the course of the year, St. Augustine Prep sophomores, led by Bro. David Graber, M.SS.CC., travel to Camden for their retreat, known as Metanoia Week.  Metanoia is a Greek word meaning to have a change of heart.  The students spend three days and nights in the inner city and are broken into smaller groups which travel across the city performing various functions to help the very poor.  Among the favorite “jobs” is assisting in several elementary schools, both Catholic and public.  There, Prep students assist lower grade teachers by tutoring math and reading or just being “a big brother” to the little ones.

One school where our students are in big demand is the Cramer School located in East Camden.  Prep graduate Paul Myers, class of 2004, teaches second grade at Cramer School.  Myers said that when his class learns that Prep students will be visiting, “the excitement just bounces off the walls.”  Bro. David also said that when the group has evening discussions, our students are so shocked to hear about the tragic or difficult lives that so many of the young Camden students experience.

In recognition of the Prep students’ yearlong assistance at the Cramer School, the Superintendent’s Choice Award for Volunteer of the Month for June 2012 was awarded to St. Augustine Preparatory School.