Before the first class starts, students at Cabrini College start learning together.
They read a selected text during the summer, reflect on how it connects to them, and prepare essays about the experience.
2014’s Summer Reading is “Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope” by Kevin Ryan, President of Covenant House, and Tina Kelley a journalist with The New York Times.
“Almost Home” tells the remarkable stories of six young people as they struggle to find home, stopping along the way at Covenant House, the largest charity serving homeless, trafficked, and runaway youth in the Americas.
For more information about Covenant House, visit www.covenanthouse.org.
This book offers a glimpse into the lives of the 1.6 million young people in North America who run away or are kicked out of their homes each year.
It tells how they grapple with issues such as family violence, prostitution, teen parenthood, rejection based on sexual orientation, and aging out of foster care without a family.
“Almost Home” was chosen for several reasons:
At our Summer Reading Convocation, one student will receive the First‑Year Student Writing Award, which recognizes the best Summer Reading essay response.
Sometimes, Cabrini students even get to meet the author! In previous years, authors John Shors, Wes Moore, Sonia Nazario, and Eboo Patel came to campus for Cabrini Day, presenting about their works and meeting with students.
Nobel-Prize–Winner Elie Wiesel visited Cabrini to deliver the keynote address for the Honors Convocation and receive an honorary doctorate.
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