Advocacy


SABER (Student Advocates of Blessed Edmund Rice) is a group of Hendricken students who are committed to raising awareness through education of the community to eliminate the root causes of injustice in our world.

Student Advocates of Blessed Edmund Rice

Among its members, are Bishop Hendricken students:

Seniors

  • Nicholas Amoroso
  • Adrian Pierce
  • Dylan Temel

Nick, Adrian and Dylan attended last year’s ACTION Student Leadership Workshop in Florida.

Juniors

  • Matt Hajjar
  • Matt Leal
  • Brian Schattle

This year’s current juniors will attend the 2017 ACTION Student Leadership Workshop in September.

Left to right: Adrian, Dylan and Nick sit inside a conference room at Hendricken.

Left to right: Adrian, Dylan and Nick sit inside a conference room at Hendricken.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Student Advocates of Blessed Edmund Rice (SABER) is to identify and advocate, through the education of the community, for those marginalized by poverty and injustice.

What is Advocacy?

The purpose of advocacy is to provide a voice for the voiceless and ultimately eliminate the root causes of injustice in society. While Christian Service aims to provide immediate assistance to those in need, advocacy aims to create considerable awareness for an issue, to the extent that the assistance is not needed in the first place. As the saying goes, “Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you’ll feed him for a lifetime.”

Related Links:

  • SABER Facebook Page – click here to go to page.
  • Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs – vets.ri.gov.
  • “Veterans Journal: Veterans legislation passed by state General Assembly” (George Reilly, Providence Journal) – Click here for the article on veterans legislation being passed by the Rhode Island general assembly. 

Contact

Email: tgambardella@hendricken.com, vmancuso@hendricken.com, rstewart@hendricken.com