Some of Mercy Home’s youngest residents recently participated in the 10th year of Dream, Believe, Achieve! Mercy Home summer program with Elmhurst College.
The program began as part of a larger effort to give our boys and girls more college exposure. At the time it started, a small committee of people started working with Elmhurst College and this three-day trip was born from that work.
In addition to this summer program, Elmhurst College is a great friend of Mercy Home and hosts two day-trip visits, provided interns, and some graduates even become MercyWorkers!
During their time there, our kids participate in a number of different classes, including theater, exploring majors, creative writing, science, and music. They also participate in other fun activities like having a cookout, going bowling or miniature golfing, and going out for pizza. The kids stay in the dorms during their time there. The trip culminates in a showcase, where the kids have the opportunity share their work from the past two days.