We Are Asian American Association
The AAA First Year Retreat is a collaborative effort between AAA and Notre Dame Campus Ministry designed to provide first-years with the opportunity to explore identity, foster friendship and community, and develop spirituality.
This year, AAA is proud to have Matt Cabrera and Calais Nobuhara as retreat leaders! The retreat theme, “Breaking Ground” is meant to represent not only the transition into college, but also how we all emerge from it going forward. Everyone moves into Notre Dame at ground level—a clean slate—and we all grow from that same ground. It can be seen as a time to reinvent ourselves, explore new things, or carry over aspects of our pre-college life into our journey to independence. We all root and nourish ourselves with different things, and as we grow, sometimes we have to cut things off to allow us to keep healthily growing. We all bear different fruits that we can offer to the world, we all grow at different paces, and we all grow to different heights. Regardless of where we end up by the time graduation comes, the growth doesn’t stop there. The ground that we’re breaking as freshmen is just the beginning of a long journey of independent growth away from home as we grow towards our full potential.
The registration fee is $10 and transportation will be provided! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any financial concerns. For more information or to sign up, click here!