St Sebastian Society

The St. Sebastian Society is a group of club and varsity student-athletes dedicated to serving the greater Rochester community. We provide service opportunities throughout the year with the understanding that members' level of participation will vary when they are in season. One of our main activities is the YesPa program, which gives students the opportunity to teach a course to inmates at the Monroe Correctional Facility based on the book by Rochester native Fred Sarkis. Additionally, we host the annual Newman Cup, a 5 v 5 soccer tournament to raise money for La Casa--an organization that provides resources to migrant farmworkers in Monroe County. We have also become recently involved with Hillside Children's Center as well as teaching English classes for non-native speakers at a nearby church. We are also looking to expand our on-campus presence by bringing Boston College's popular "Agape Latte" program here to U of R. This program invites professors to share advice, their personal experiences with faith, or just some fun stories with students in a coffeehouse atmosphere.