We Are Asian American Association
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’s retreat theme, “Breaking Ground” is meant to represent not only the transition into college, but how we all emerge from it going forward. Everyone moves into college at ground level—a clean slate—and we all grow from that same ground throughout our careers at Notre Dame. 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, it’s still progress nevertheless, and 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.
This year, AAA is proud to have Matt Cabrera and Calais Nobuhara as retreat leaders!
This retreat is cost free and transportation will be provided!
For the first time ever, Asian Allure will be hosting an ART SHOW! This event is focused on catering to visual arts in addition to the performing arts, giving artists within the community a chance to show off their talents in a gallery. There is no entry fee, but we encourage donations to support South Bend's Center for the Homeless. We invite you to stop by to look at the works of our talented AAA members! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.