SSVP was started by young people way back in 1833, that’s why we think it’s so important to have young people involved. Junior Vinnies are SSVP groups based in Secondary schools and are the middle branch of our Vincentian family tree. They range from S1-S3 and meet together with a teacher or teaching assistant supporting them.
The main purpose is to help anyone one need by following our “See Think, Do” plan.
- SEE: Look around your school and local community to see who needs help.
- THINK: Plan how you could help.
- …and DO it!
It also provides wonderful opportunities for young people to share ideas and concerns, to have fun, learn ,pray and support each other. The SSVP model of faith in action is a great way to assist young people with thinking and talking about their spirituality – connecting their beliefs and values with service activities and issues in their community can help to make their faith real, meaningful and relevant.