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REAL Dayton

The REAL Dayton Experience

Join us for REAL Dayton 2021, October 6 -9, to delve into what it means to be a citizen and learn more about your city of Dayton. 

You will get to know your city, hear from local leaders, participate in service and reflection, get to know one another, and take part in action planning for the future. 

Registration is now open here!  You can email Samantha Kennedy with questions.

More about REAL Dayton

The REAL Dayton is a community engagement experience with elements from alternative BreakOuts, immersions, and retreats, making it unique and inspirational. 

REAL Dayton involves Reaching out, Encountering Dayton, Acting with others and Leading together. 

  • Reach out beyond the confines of your comfort zone.  Your discoveries may surprise you. 
  • Encounter Dayton and its many gifts, especially our neighbors whose passion and compassion make Dayton so special. 
  • Act with others by taking part in a service experience done on campus in collaboration with local partners.  
  • Lead together with Daytonians and fellow Flyers to build a stronger community.  The REAL Dayton is just the beginning of leading for the common good with our neighbors and friends. 

For more information and/or questions, contact Samantha Kennedy.

What to expect when attending REAL Dayton

Students will be immersed in the city of Dayton to…

  • Meet your neighbors in Dayton
  • Serve your community
  • Recognize Dayton’s gifts and challenges
  • Be inspired by citizen leaders making a difference in Dayton
  • Discover Dayton cultural gems
  • Learn, pray, reflect and connect faith and life

Students will have many opportunities for reflecting, learning, building leadership skills, connecting faith to life, volunteering, and acting for justice.

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Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

Liberty Hall
300 College Park Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408
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