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REAL Dayton

The REAL Dayton Experience

Join us for REAL Dayton 2020 to delve into what it means to be a citizen and learn how your city of Dayton is responding to current health and social justice demands. 

Due to social distancing guidelines and safety protocols, REAL Dayton will look differently this year. It will take place on campus and be a mixture of large group virtual events and small group events either in person or virtual based on your preference. 

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. 

Be a REAL dayton Leader!

REAL Dayton Leaders Applications Now Being Accepted: Leading the REAL Dayton is a rewarding experience. Leaders work on a team and have an opportunity to gain knowledge, cultivate skills, and enkindle in others a passion for living and serving in Dayton.  Leaders in the past have loved their involvement and its many benefits, including new friendships, adventures & discoveries in Dayton. You did not need to attend REAL Dayton in order to apply.

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. You will meet local Daytonians via videos and virtual meetings.
  • 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 (virtually) in Dayton
  • Serve your community (on campus in collaboration with local partners)
  • 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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