Emerging leaders at Shepherd University went off-campus on Tuesday, to find out what hands-on learning is all about.
Nearly 100 first-year students enrolled in the school’s community service program volunteered at 17 different agencies in the Eastern Panhandle, for the university’s Day of Service. They gave their time and energy to improve places such as the Little House, the Shepherdstown Fire Department and the town’s visitor center.
Organizers said it kickstarts a dedication to service learning.
“In the past, it has proven to be a really great jumping-off point for student leaders,” said Amelia Carte, interim coordinator for community service and service learning at Shepherd University. “I think it’s a really great opportunity for them to, kind of, be introduced into this culture of service that we have here at Shepherd. There’s a really close connection between the school and the community.”
This is the 18th year for the Day of Service at Shepherd University.