Jesuit schools have had a long tradition of giving students a multifaceted education coupled with a set of values to best use that education. Schools like Georgetown, Fordham and Boston College attract not only Catholics familiar with the Jesuits but also anyone looking for a solid education. But a Jesuit school does not require thousands of students for it to provide this kind of education.
Brooklyn Jesuit Prep (BJP) is one of these smaller schools. BJP is a Jesuit middle school serving low-income families in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. The school’s mission is to “turn students into leaders who are intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious and committed to doing justice.” With the help of BJP, students are given the tools necessary for them to excel in life and be men and women for others.
To help continue the work of BJP, a fundraiser will take place on March 27 at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus. Tickets start at $100 for those under the age of 30 and $150 for those over. In addition to food and drinks, there will be a silent auction featuring golf outings, tickets to shows and even a vacation package. There will also be a performance by BJP students. Click here to learn more.