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Take the Challenge this Summer 2005 with CrossRoad

Brookline, MA — January 22, 2005 — Attention high school juniors and seniors! Before you decide what to do with the rest of your life, decide what to do with your summer! The Office of Vocation and Ministry (OVM) at Hellenic College is now accepting applications from high school juniors and seniors for its summer CrossRoad program, now in its second year. From June 25 through July 5, thirty Orthodox youth from the United States and Canada will take part in an exciting summer vocation exploration program designed to help students discern their life callings and match their personal gifts with the needs of the world.

The CrossRoad program combines the greatest gifts of Hellenic College/Holy Cross through faculty instruction and participation, an enthusiastic staff of graduate students, the beautiful campus overlooking Boston and of course the exciting city of Boston itself. Students will participate in daily classes with Hellenic College/Holy Cross faculty and attend vespers each evening at neighboring parishes in the Boston area. Former CrossRoad participant Marianna Ruggerio of Glenview, IL, stated, “CrossRoad has made me think a little more about what I plan to do after high school…as juniors we are at a crossroad in our lives; our actions and our decisions are going to affect the rest of our lives.”

CrossRoad is one of the many unique programs sponsored by the OVM and is part of a five-year program funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Applications may be downloaded from the CrossRoad website at http://www.crossroad.hchc.edu , or received by mail by calling the office at 617-850-1310. Furthermore, the OVM has produced a promotional video featuring the CrossRoad 2004 experience, which has been sent to each parish and is available on the CrossRoad website. Applicants must currently be in their junior or senior year of high school. Aside from travel costs to Boston, all expenses for participants are provided. Due to space limitations, applicants who apply by March 15, 2005 will be given first consideration.