finding yourself in service to others


IS A GAP YEAR FOR ME?

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Choosing the right gap experience is as much about finding one that you fit as one that fits you. Here are the qualities we look for in the successful applicant:

Age 18-24

The program is designed for young adults moving from high school to college, from college to the workplace or anyone in between.

Open to faith

Participants do not need to be “super religious” just have a willingness to explore faith, grow in their spirituality and seek for the presence of God. 12plus1 originates from the Roman Catholic Tradition but is open and welcoming to all people regardless of your faith background.

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Service-Oriented

Have a strong desire to serve others and some experience serving others.


Inclusive

Willingness and openness to being immersed in the lives of people at your service site and home site who may be different than you.


Openness

You are open to learning about yourself, others and the world.


Communal

You have an ability to live simply and in harmony with others.


Responsible

You are reliable and have demonstrated a strong work-ethic through previous commitments to service, work, school, athletics or extra-curricular activities.

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Positive

You have an upbeat and resilient attitude.

Persistent

You have the ability to face challenges without giving up and can get up when knocked down.