Ten Christian Brothers Academy students are in Browning, Montana this week, volunteering at the De La Salle Blackfeet School on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

The trip out west has become an annual affair led by Director of Campus Ministry, Mr. Tim Sewing. Mr. Sewing is accompanied by Theology teacher Mr. Matt Butler this year.

The students’ main work comes at the fellow De La Salle school in Browning. The De La Salle Blackfeet School was established in 2001 by the Midwest District of the Christian Brothers. It serves a remote region on an Indian Reservation bordered by Canada to the north and Glacier National Park to the west. The school provides a Catholic education to those who are economically disadvantaged in this rural setting.

Meanwhile, the Academy men have been able to experience mass at Little Flower Catholic Church in Browning, while also taking hikes through nearby Glacier National Park.

“These guys are doing great so far,” Sewing reported from Montana. “They have impressed both Matt and I with their unity. They have taken hikes as a group of ten. Usually, there’s a group of three or four [students] who do one thing, while the others do something else, but not this group.”

The students will remain in Montana for the rest of the week, providing a helping hand at the school. The Academy community thanks these men for their hard work and dedication to serving the less fortunate!

About the De La Salle Blackfeet School

De La Salle Blackfeet School is part of a network of schools following the San Miguel Model of Education. There are 11 San Miguel schools throughout the country. DLSBS is the only Network school in a rural area, and the first serving primarily Native Americans. All San Miguel schools are Catholic, serve predominantly at-risk populations, are not tuition driven, have extended school days, small class size, and extend support to students beyond graduation. The Mission of the San Miguel Network of Schools is to enhance the viability and vitality of member schools and strengthen their capacity to deliver a uniquely effective, faith-based education to the middle school students in their care.