Posts Tagged With: Sandscrest Boy Scout Camp

Service Isn’t Just for Students!

Service isn’t just for Wheeling Jesuit students anymore!  26 university employees left campus on September 11th for the annual Day of Caring sponsored by the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.  They volunteered at such sites as  the YWCA, Children's Museum,  Salvation Army, Sandscrest Boy Scout Camp and Sanford Center.  Becky Forney, Director of Professional and Graduate Studies, has been doing this for 12 years.  She says that, "It's a chance to do something for the community… It's fun to be with your co-workers and get to see a job through to its completion in a single day." WJU employees are able to take up to three days off a year for mission-related activities such as this to celebrate the spirit of our Jesuit tradition.  Keep it up!

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20th Annual Make a Difference Day!

 Free Food! Free Fun! Free wheelchair Mission! This past Saturday WJU first year students offered free food to raise awareness for Free Wheelchair Mission as part of the 20th annual Make a Difference Day! Here 235 first year students set out to serve the Wheeling Community. Students worked with community partners like Sandscrest Boy Scout Camp, The Children’s Museum, Faith in Action Caregivers, Welty Home, Holy Family Childcare Center, Mt Saint Joseph, Schrader Environmental Center, Vineyard Hill Green Wheeling Initiative, East Wheeling Community Garden, Appalachian Outreach, Marshall County Animal Shelter, and Laughlin Memorial Chapel. What a great way to introduce new Students to what being a WJU student is all about!

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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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