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Becoming an active member of a community is an integral part of the Honors Program. Through serving others in the local community, students become more self-aware and understand the value of giving back to others.
Each Honors Program member is required to complete at least three community service projects. Service opportunities are offered every semester, and every October we celebrate in a Community Service Weekend.
Whether your passion is to work with the elderly, serve in a soup kitchen, lend a helping hand at a homeless shelter, or act a peer mentor in an academic hub, there is something for everyone. And our Honors students have reaped the rewards. Here are some student statements about volunteerism in the Honors Program:
“I participated in serving at a soup kitchen, writing post cards for troops and war veterans and visiting a senior citizen home. I deemed these opportunities as time well spent because being a part of these people’s lives for a few hours and helping in the best way possible is a phenomenal activity. By participating in the Honors Program community service activities, I have felt new meaning in my life and my reason of existence. I now appreciate what I have so much more.”
— Elonde Guthrie
“Being in the Honors Program, there have been many opportunities for me to serve the community. The importance of serving the community, in my view, is one of the most important things to me. It only takes one kind act that to impact change in someone’s life.”
“Community service is one of the most important things in the world because it shapes who you become as a person and shapes the world you want to live in.”
“Helping people gives me complete satisfaction. I feel like a better person because I know I’m making an effort to make my home a better place. I think everyone should try to do community service because it is an eye-opening experience and you learn more about yourself than you thought possible. I don’t think it’s possible to feel bad after helping others; it in itself is just an overall rewarding experience.”
“I got to do my community service at the Wartburg Adult Day Care Program. This is a place that I know because several of my family members have relied on the services of this organization in their elder years. I really enjoyed being able to give back to the place that has given my family so much. Community service is important since it helps build the character of a person and helps give back to the community.”