Posts Tagged With: Juvenile Detention Center

Halloween Fun with Service

Who says you can't have fun while serving?  Last week students and guests with special needs showed off their moves at the annual Disc Dance. The Auxiliary Gym was transformed into a Halloween-themed party with music, coloring and snacks.  The mentees of the HESS program also celebrated the season with Trick-Or-Treating in a residence hall and candy-filled games.  If that’s not enough, just yesterday WJU students visited the local Juvenile Detention Center for a holiday party with incarcerated youth. They played a series of races, including moving a cookie from your forehead to your mouth without hands, wrapping up a partner like a mummy with toilet paper and finally, eating a dangling doughnut on a string. These good times came from dedicated, fun-loving students looking to make a difference. Are you one of them?

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Make a Difference Day Kicks Off the New School Year

Welcome to the new school year!  It is incredibly  exciting to see classes starting up and people back on campus.  Things really kicked off with Make a Difference Day this past Saturday where over 250 First Year students volunteered in the Wheeling area at organizations like  Appalachian Outreach, Catholic Neighborhood Center, Children’s Museum, Free Wheelchair Mission, Holy Family, House of the Carpenter, Juvenile Detention Center, King’s Daughters, Marshall Co. Animal Shelter, Rails to Trails, Sandscrest Boy Scout Camp, Welty Home, Youth Services System, and the YWCA.  We think these kinds of projects give new students a chance to improve the city, connect to a new environment, and allow individual learning and growth.  We hope the friendships started and service begun will continue throughout the year!

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