The Catholic Central GDK Program was launched in 2019 to give our students the opportunity to engage with some larger life questions in a dedicated space at school, with a student group made up of all different grade levels and activities represented. The mission of the GDK Program is to help our students grow in Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge. Specifically, we focus on the tenets of Faith, Honor, Compassion, Humility, Character, Determination, Scholarship, Collaboration, and Culture and how they play into everyday life.
COVID-19 interrupted the first year of the program, and kept it from taking place in the 2020 school year, but as the 2021 year begins the GDK Committee was able to redesign the program to fit our needs as a school community, and to maximize the benefit to our students.
The program is geared towards allowing the students to connect socially, providing an additional structure of support for our young men, and also challenging the students to be creative and focused on giving back.
Each group will be completing two community service projects of their own choosing. The days of service will take place on Wednesday, November 24 and Friday, March 11. The groups will meet in September and October, then again in January and February to decide on their project, plan, and execute their day of service.
The groups will also have time to discuss the larger themes of GDK in light of current events. These guided discussions will allow them to ensure that they are getting to know and respect those students from backgrounds and viewpoints that may differ from their own.
The 2021 GDK program kicked off with a successful field day, and we can't wait to update you on some of the projects as we approach Thanksgiving!
“Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.