IMG_0530v2For two weeks in February, high school senior Ben Giunta became part of life at Milwaukee Catholic Home.  He was here through Marquette University High School’s “Shared Life” program, a required element of each Marquette student’s senior year.

Shared Life gives seniors an opportunity to spend time in real life settings, putting into practice the principles they’ve been learning as part of their Marquette education.  The organizations where students spend their time serve children, the elderly, the disabled, and people with special needs.  According the the MUHS website, “it is the goal of the Project to more fully develop in the students a sense of the dignity and equality of all peoples and to promote the students’ realization of how they can bring God’s kingdom to reality.”

During his time at MCH, Ben worked primarily with residents in our memory care apartments.  At the end of his two weeks, Ben gave a presentation about his life and interests, talking primarily about his interest in robotics and his goal of becoming an engineer.

Staff and residents at MCH were honored to “share life” with Ben, and look forward to further partnerships with MUHS!

For more on the Senior Shared Life program at Marquette University High School, visit their website.