Cristo Rey High School
Students at Philadelphia’s Cristo Rey High School spent part of their school year giving back to the community.
Students of a North Philadelphia Catholic High School got an “NFL Draft” type of experience Friday.
In an intentionally over-the-top ceremony complete with a countdown clock, representatives of 20 businesses called the names of the Cristo Rey students they’ll be employing this school year.
The concept for the Cristo Rey High School is this: students go to class four days a week, then spend the fifth day working at a local business.
A local group is working to open up a private, nonprofit Catholic high school in the fall of 2012 in a former church in the Logan section of North Philadelphia.