FAQ: In-Person GSP

GSP is happening in-person at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School the week of June 21-26, 2021.

Will this program be held at Bishop McLaughlin? 

​YES! We are excited to be returning to Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School located at 13651 Hays Rd, Spring Hill, FL 34610. 

With the right precautions we can provide a safe, fun and holy experience this summer. The safety and well-being of our teens, chaperones, and recipients of our service remains as our highest priority, even as we gather in person. 

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Who can participate in-person?

​The 2021 Good Samaritan Project is open to anyone entering 8th grade through their senior year of high school. All youth must be accompanied by a parish, school or team, with the appropriate number of adult chaperones. 

How do I register for GSP this summer?​

​Our registration is live! To register, your parish or school have completed a group registration. If they have done so, the parish or school name will be among the choices on the registration page. You can register HERE!

 

Does my child need to sleep over each night or can I pick them up each night and bring them back the following morning?

All students should plan to spend the entirety of the week with us on the program, including overnight. Among other reasons, this will minimize the risk of additional outside threats of sharing Covid.

How much does GSP Cost?

Your $200 registration fee includes, lodging, meals, transportation to and from service sites, four (4) GSP shirts, and much more!

My parish or school is not registered as going to GSP, can I still attend?

In order to attend, teens must be a part of a parish, school, or team group. If your parish isn't registered, contact your youth minister and let them know that you want to go!

I am graduating/graduated high school, can I still participate?

​YES! Anyone between the ages of 18-25 can serve in a special role called the "Project Team". You will be asked to participate in online planning sessions as well as a variety of responsibilities during the week of GSP. Learn more HERE!

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Will we receive service hours?
YES! For those participating with us in person, they will be awarded 32 service hours. Upon completion of the program, the Diocese of St Petersburg will provide all parish and school group leaders with appropriate letters. All future inquiries and necessary sign-offs on service hours need to be done through the parish or school that you participated with.

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Will I get credit with Bright Futures? 

​In most cases, YES! We work with amazing agencies located in Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties. The service  that we provide is almost always accepted by Bright Futures. However, the Good Samaritan Project exists to meet the needs of our community. We do acknowledge that there is a slight chance students may be asked to serve at a location that Bright Futures does not provide credit for. Please talk to your parish or school leader for more clarity. 

What do we need to bring?

​Each year, we provide a recommended packing list. HERE is our packing list from 2019. We don't anticipate any/many changes to it. However, we will email a final packing list to all participants roughly one month prior.

 

I am graduating/graduated high school, can I still participate?

YES! Anyone between the ages of 18-25 can serve in a special role called the "Project Team". You will be asked to participate in online planning sessions as well as a variety of responsibilities during the week of GSP. Learn more HERE!