The Adopt-a-Grad program operates through HAFOC, our Wednesday night youth group. At the end of the school year, graduating seniors sign up to be a part of the program. Adults (campus ministry team, faculty, staff, and QND parents) are then assigned a graduate to “adopt” throughout the following school year. The main job of the adopter is to pray for this student throughout the year. They also are encouraged to send them handwritten notes occasionally, along with a care package or gift card every once in awhile.
Falling under the Ministries of Pastoral Care and Evangelization, the Adopt-a-Grad program supports college students as they enter a new world that is often hostile to their Catholic/Christian beliefs. Unfortunately, studies show that many Christians that walk away from their faith in college, never come back. We believe the Adopt-a-Grad program is a great way to support our graduates as they continue their faith journey beyond the walls of QND!
"Blown away with the love and support from my HAFOC family! I am beyond blessed. Thank you for reminding me to rest in Jesus!"
-recent Adopt-a-Grad recipient
"I just got home from the Student Success Center after working on my homework for 6 hours being stressed about all of my classes. I accomplished a lot but was feeling at an all time high for stress. But when I got home, I saw that I had mail from my high school and I opened it to see I had a little gift and a hand written note. It made me feel so much better after my long day of doing homework at the SSC."