Social Advocacy empowers motivated seniors to explore how Gospel values can inform and lead action to bring about a more just world. Students enrolled in this class will focus on a social justice issue, investigate the cultural, economic, political, and social structures and forces at play, and develop real-world solutions. This class will guide students in how to transform a passion for justice, love, and care for the “dear neighbor” to developing initiatives working towards a solution. In the process of developing solutions, students possible learning activities may include: research, interview or perhaps shadow subject matter experts, participate in service immersions, and visit pertinent sites. The final assessment will include a presentation of the research and student solution (which may take the form of a written grant, public policy, nonprofit proposal, etc.).