National Day of Interfaith Youth Service a Success in Louisville Community

April 18, 2005

Source: The Courier-Journal

On April 18, 2005 The Courier-Journal reported, "Jasmine Sabet, a 15-year-old sophomore at Sacred Heart Academy, was one of 15 young people there for the second annual National Days of Interfaith Youth Service. The national event, sponsored by Interfaith Youth Core, encourages youth of different faiths to come together through cooperative service projects. Even though the volunteer work was a bit muddy, Jasmine said the result was well worth getting dirty... The group of youths chose to work on a Repair Affair project to help a homeowner, said David Golemboski, coordinator of the Louisville chapter of Interfaith Youth Core. But the purpose of the project is not just to get young people together; its goal is to provide a service and let the participants discover that there are many similarities between different faiths, he said. 'We have a society that puts up a lot of walls that aren't really there,' Golemboski said. 'We need to work together.'"