The 10:10 Project is a new program designed to give Year 10 Catholic students a forum to talk freely about society and life in an emotionally safe and judgement-free environment.
The 10:10 Project has been rolled out in 12 secondary schools across the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney and includes a series of school-based workshops twice a term and Parish-based events once a term.
SCS’ Education Officer: Church Engagement, Milad Khalil, said the project gives students the opportunity “to participate in a truly unique and exciting program that allows young people to discuss and learn about those topics that are on the forefront of their minds, in a safe, positive and affirming environment.”
“10:10 aims to inspire and form a generation of influential young leaders who can confidently enter into dialogue in an engaging environment led by qualified facilitators” – Milad Khalil
Mr Khalil hopes students will take what they learn in these seminars into their everyday life.
“Students who participate will have opportunities to form themselves, in order to become true witnesses to the Catholic faith, particularly in the future vocation they are called to,” Mr Khalil said.
All Saints College Liverpool students at SCS’ first 10:10 Project workshop.
“They’ll be able to develop the capacity to enter into healthy dialogue on issues of life and love with others in the community.”
Ekam Kau, of All Saints Catholic College Liverpool, said that’s exactly what she felt during the seminar at her school.
“I liked the prayer first of all; when I was reading it I felt something lit up inside of me,” Ekam said.
The 10:10 Project takes its name from John 10:10, “I came that they may have life and have it to the full”
The 10:10 Project is supported by the archdiocesan Evangelisation Project; Sydney Catholic Schools’ Life Committee; The Culture Project Australia, Life, Family and Marriage Office; and Sydney Catholic Youth.