Russian Senior Project
St. Louis U. High seniors studying Russian travel to St. Petersburg, Russia for the month of January to conduct their Senior Service Project at multiple sites in St. Petersburg and its suburb of Pushkin. Service is provided at St. John the Baptist Parish in Pushkin, Special School #16 in Pushkin, and at St. Petersburg Gimnaziya #209.
Students rotate among sites to make sure they experience a variety of service opportunities while in Russia. Families from St. Petersburg Gimnaziya #209 host all students for the duration of the program, and the program is overseen by faculty and parishioners at all three sites. This program was begun in 2017.