|LTP is a program of the Legionaries of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement.|
Baltimore, MD, May 10, 2006 – More than thirty high
school students from suburban Baltimore showed that leadership means service
by hosting 220 inner city guests for their fourth “Angel
for a Day” program in suburban Baltimore’s Oregon Ridge Park.
The organizers participate in the Leadership Training Program in
which high school-age mentors model for younger students what it
means to be a leader in their schools, churches, neighborhoods
and the wider community.
The high schoolers organized the event, solicited
donations and manned the stations at a carnival-like setup, allowing
their young guests from Baltimore’s inner city to participate in
a wide variety of games. The LTP organizers also helped
their guests complete a variety of arts and crafts projects
and served them lunch.
The LTP students also made clear what
motivates them: their love for Christ. They performed a skit
on the Resurrection and gave each of their young guests
an Easter egg with a rosary inside.
“I received expressions of
warm gratitude and handshakes from most of the participants,” said
Fr. Michael Sliney, LC, chaplain for the Leadership Training Program.
“This is just another example of what our LTP board
of advisors and our young people can do for Christ
and others,” added Fr. Sliney, who developed the LTP concept
that has spread to cities around the country.
LTP is a
program of the Legionaries of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement.