A day after graduating from St. John’s College, Gordon Seltz (A14) accepted a leadership award from the city council on May 12 in Annapolis, Md. Speaking on behalf of Project Polity, a group that tutored local elementary and middle school students, Seltz explained how freshman Greek studies inspired active involvement in the community.
“For the Greeks, a city is not just a place where people live,” says Seltz. “Everyone works together, lives together, and helps each other. That’s an ideal we at St. John’s believe in very strongly.”
Seltz and other members of Project Polity partnered with Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy to work as After School Homework Club Tutors at Bloomsbury Square. They received the Martha Wood Leadership Award for their work with the youth of several communities of the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis, which recognized the “bonds and friendships” that developed during the school year.
Video clip used with permission of the public information office of the City of Annapolis.